ProMED International Society for Infectious Diseases
WHAT IS ProMED?
Internet-based reporting system for rapid, global dissemination of information on infectious disease outbreaks and acute exposures to toxins in humans, animals, and plants.
Free to everyone, open-access, and accessible via
email, website, Twitter, Facebook, or app.
One of the early innovators using non-traditional &
informal information sources.
Apolitical, transparent, committed to One Health
Publishes infectious disease reports on a real-time
basis around the clock.
A program of the International Society for Infectious
Who Reads ProMED?
Over 88,000 subscribers globally representing every country in
Scientists, physicians, veterinarians, epidemiologists, public
health professionals, and anyone interested in infectious
diseases, locally and globally.
More than 8,100 Twitter followers and close to 5,000 Facebook
ProMED provided early or first reports on:
Cholera in Manila, Philippines (1996)
Fatal hand, foot, and mouth disease in Singapore (1998)
Yellow fever in Bolivia (1999)
Anthrax-contaminated heroin in Norway (2000)
Post 9/11 anthrax mail attacks (2001)
Measles in Papua New Guinea (2002)
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) global outbreak (2003)
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in Saudi Arabia (2012)
Undiagnosed hemorrhagic fever in Guinea – later confirmed as Ebola
Early Zika spread in the Americas (2015)
Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in poultry in Europe (2016)