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CD Alert


CD Alert: An important tool for Rapid Dissemination of Information towards Control of Diseases.

CD Alert is a monthly newsletter of the National Centre for Diseases Control, Directorate General of Health Services, to disseminate information on various aspects of communicable diseases to medical fraternity and health administrators. It is widely circulated to different parts of the country including Directorates of Health Services of different States, Districts, Primary health Centres, Medical Colleges and individuals.

Many a times, the important topics covered in CD Alert have been reproduced, in part or whole, by Indian Medical Association for dissemination of knowledge.

The first issue was published in August 1997 on emerging and reemerging diseases and a total of seventy five issues have been published so far. Issues have been published on commonly known topics which have also been updated from time to time.

The CD Alerts give an inside view of the disease including the global scenario, Indian scenario and also the diagnostic facilities of the particular disease within our country. The CD Alert becomes a handy tool for the Rapid response Teams for management and containment operations in outbreak/ epidemic situations. These issues have been handy in disease outbreaks like meningococcal meningitis and also have been useful in disasters like Tsunami, floods in Bihar, Cyclone (Aila) in West Bengal, etc.

Chief Editor: Dr Jagdish Prasad, Director General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt of India.

Editorial Board:

  • Dr L S Chauhan, Director, NCDC

  • Dr Shashi Khare, Additional Director & HOD (Microbiology), NCDC

  • Dr A.K.Harit, CMO (Dte GHS).

The Editorial Board consists of Eminent Medical Professionals.

The CD Alerts are also available on the NCDC Website. A list of the CD Alerts published from 2008 onwards is given below.


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Jan-March 2008

Diptheria: A Re-Emerging threat

April-June 2008

Cholera: A continuing challenge to Public Health

July 2008

Hand, Foot and Mouth disease

August 2008

Yaws Eradication

Jan-Feb 2009

Special Issue: Safe Injection Practices: Where do we stand?

May-July 2009

Scrub Typhus and other Rickettsioses

August-September 2009

Pandemic Influenza (H1N1) 2009

October-November 2009

Menningococcal Disease : Nead to remain alert

December 2009

Food - Borne Diseases

January 2011

Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF)

February-March 2011

Adult Immunization

March 2016

Zika Virus Disease

April 2016 DIABETES: Special edition on occasion of World Health Day 2016
March 2017 Food-borne Diseases and Food Safety in India
September 2017 Glanders: A Public Health Concern