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Committee on Infectious Diseases

The Committee on Infectious Diseases monitors current developments in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of infectious diseases and reports these to the membership with pertinent recommendations. It also prepares updated editions of the Red Book: Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases and develops and reviews policy recommendations on the use of vaccines.

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Red Book
For 73 years, the Red Book® has set standards of quality, authority and value that no competitive resource can match. The newly revised and updated 2012 Red Book® continues this tradition of excellence with the latest findings and clinical guidelines on the manifestations, etiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of more than 200 common childhood conditions.

With incomparable breadth and depth of coverage, the 2012 Red Book® brings you vital practice-focused information in topic areas such as immunizations, school health, blood safety, sexually transmitted infections, drug therapy, and antimicrobial prophylaxis; and diseases from anthrax and smallpox to West Nile virus, tuberculosis, influenza, and pneumococcal infections.

Red Book® is developed by the AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases, and its content, including contributions from hundreds of experienced practitioners, is reviewed by the CDC and FDA.

Visual Red Book
Red Book Online gives you access to the Red Book Online Visual Library -- a collection of more than 2,500 images and captions.

About Red Book® Online
Red Book® Online is the online home of the report of the AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases. Offering instant Web-based access, you will find the complete text of the Red Book®, the complete visual library of over 2,500 images, vaccine status information, infectious disease news, and much more. Additionally, as new policy and other relevant new issues unfold, Red Book® Online will be the comprehensive source for these types of updates.  Red Book® Online is available to both individuals and institutions

Newly enhanced member benefit - Red Book Online
As of June 2012, AAP members will receive 2012 Red Book Online as their newly enhanced Red Book member benefit. The new version of Red Book Online will include both online access and mobile downloads, and will be more effective than ever in a mobile health care environment.

Key features include:
  • Complete text of the current Red Book with context-sensitive "pop-up images"
  • Complete downloadable text for your Smart Phone and/or Tablet (Android/iOS) of the 2012 Red Book with selected images from the Visual Library allowing you to work faster - even offline!
  • Embedded updates to stay current between editions
  • A Visual Library of more than 2,500 color images
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