For a global look at infectious diseases explore this link. This site includes fact sheets, multimedia resources, statistics and professional publications. This is a good source for background information.
Medical Mysteries is a problem-based adventure game that that lets you take the roles of scientist, historian and detective. There are three missions, each with its own goals. The knowledge gained from each mission will help you understand how infectious diseases spread.
Explains how different kinds of viruses and bacteria have become drug-resistant over time, discussing the growth of antibiotic use during the twentieth century, and describes the efforts of scientists to address the dangers of drug-resistant malaria, tuberculosis, and other diseases.
Provides information about germs, explaining how and why people get sick and how the body defends itself against bacteria and viruses, and including stories of germ encounters throughout history, as well as a selection of experiments.
Presents discussions of cell function and specialization; tissues and organs; plant reproduction; respiration and photosynthesis; the role of genes; and unicellular organisms, and other aspects of living organisms, with illustrations, photographs, and a glossary.