Spotlight on Infectious Diseases Mobile Medicine Apps

There are many mobile apps available to help learn about infectious diseases, aid in diagnosis, and educate patients and consumers. Here are some infectious disease mobile apps that you may be interested in trying out:

Johns Hopkins ABX Guide:

The Johns Hopkins ABX Guide is a popular reference for finding antibiotic treatment guidelines and recommendations. The ABX Guide is now available to all Washington University students, faculty, and staff via Becker Library’s subscription to Unbound Medicine/UCentral. Go here to find more information about downloading the UCentral app on your mobile device: Link

IDdx: Infectious Disease Queries

IDdx is a decision-support software tool developed to assist in the diagnosis of infectious diseases. Cost: Free; Available for Android and Apple devices

Guideline Central App from the Infectious Diseases Society of America

This app provides mobile access to the IDSA's treatment guidelines. The base app is free and additional guidelines can be purchased within the app. Members of IDSA receive a discount on additional content. Cost: Free; Available for Android and Apple devices

Lab Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases

This app provides a guide for clinicians and lab personnel specifying what tests should be used under which circumstances and how specimens should be collected and managed. Cost: Base app is free, but there is a yearly subscription fee to access most content. Available for Android and Apple devices.

Lange Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Flash Cards

This app contains 143 flashcards complete with clinical vignettes. Cost: Android: $34.99; Apple: Lite version (15 cases) are free, the expansion pack is $34.99. Go here to purchase the app for Android devices: LINK. Go here to purchase the app for Apple devices:  LINK

CDC Influenza Mobile App

This app contains the CDC's latest recommendations and updates about the seasonal flu. Cost: Free; Available for Android and Apple devices

CDC Vaccine Schedules App

The app visually mimics the CDC's printed vaccine schedules, which are reviewed and published annually. Users can identify correct vaccine, dosage, and timing with 2 or 3 clicks. Any changes in the schedules will be released through app updates. Cost: Free; Available for Android and Apple devices

Outbreaks Near Me

This app, produced by HealthMaps, provides real-time information about outbreaks in your area and around the world. Cost: Free; Available for Android and Apple devices

Infection Control Pocketbook

This app provides patient isolation recommendations based on guidelines from the CDC. Cost: Free; Available for Apple devices