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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: Prof. (Dr.) Atul Goel, Director General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt of India.



DGHS & Director NCDC

Chief Editor


Dr. Arti Bahl, Additional Director & HOD (Epid.)

Executive Editor

Editorial Board


Dr. Tanzin Dikid, Joint Director & HOD (CME&VM)



Dr. Partha Rakshit, Joint Director



Dr. Shikha Vardhan, Joint Director



Dr. Aradhana Bhargava, Joint Director, APHO, Nagpur



Dr. Meera Dhuria, Joint Director & HOD (Division of Public Health Preparedness & NCD)



Dr. Monil Singhai, Joint Director



Dr. Purva Pankaj Sarkate, Joint Director & HOD (Enterovirus)



Dr. Aarti Tewari, Joint Director



Dr. Anubhav Srivastava, Deputy Director & OIC (Establishment & Strengthening of NCDC branches)



Dr. Purvi Patel, Senior Consultant (on contract basis)


Editorial Advisory Panel


Dr. Anil Kumar, Principal Advisor



Dr. P.K. Sen, Principal Advisor



Dr. Sunil Gupta, Principal Consultant



Dr. S. K. Jain, Advisor



Dr. S. Venkatesh, Consultant (on re-employment basis)



Dr. Sandhya Kabra, Additional Director & HOD (Biotech. & VH)



Dr. Aakash Shrivastava, Additional Director & HOD(CEOH) 



Dr. Lata Kapoor, Additional Director & HOD (CBD & DR) 



Dr. Simrita Singh, Additional Director & OIC (Influenza & TB Lab)



Dr. Himanshu Chauhan, Joint Director & Nodal Office (IDSP)



Dr. Vinay Kumar Garg, Joint Director & HOD (DPD)



Dr. Simmi Tiwari, Joint Director & HOD (Center for One Health)



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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CD Alert - Yellow FeverNew

CD Alert- Nipah Virus Disease

CD Alert - Margburg Virus Disease

CD Alert - CCHF

CD alert on Adenovirus

CD Alert - Ebola Virus Disease

CD Alert on MonkeyPox

CD Alert on Fluorosis

CD Alert - Covid - 19 Associated Mucormycosis July 2021

CD Alert - Covid-19 July 2021

Meliodosis-CD_Alert - duly launched by Hon'ble HFM on Annual day on 30th July 2019

Diptheria: A Re-Emerging threat

Cholera: A continuing challenge to Public Health

Hand, Foot and Mouth disease

Yaws Eradication

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

Scrub Typhus and other Rickettsioses

Pandemic Influenza (H1N1) 2009

Menningococcal Disease : Nead to remain alert

Food - Borne Diseases


Adult Immunization

Zika Virus Disease
DIABETES: Special edition on occasion of World Health Day 2016
Food-borne Diseases and Food Safety in India
Glanders: A Public Health Concern
 Kyasanur Forest Disease:A public health concern