New version of CCDM for Mobile and Web

Date: Jun 09 2015

Contact: Mandi Yohn, 202-777-2509

APHA and Unbound Medicine release new version of Control of Communicable Diseases Manual for Mobile and Web 

Updated platform includes content from the 20th edition of the renowned sourcebook on infectious disease, as well as public health news feeds and literature tracking

Washington, D.C., June 9, 2015 — The American Public Health Association and Unbound Medicine today announced the release of an updated version of Control of Communicable Diseases Manual for Mobile and Web, coinciding with the recent release of the 20th edition of the leading global reference for identifying and controlling infectious disease.

The latest version of the online platform, originally launched in 2010, includes up-to-date information about the occurrence, transmission, resistance and control of communicable diseases. Notable features include details on nearly all currently understood infectious diseases, expert disease control recommendations and comprehensive infection control guidelines. Free previews are also available of chapters on Ebola, listeriosis, Lyme Disease, Rift Valley Fever and meningitis.

Users can access Control of Communicable Diseases Manual for Mobile and Web exclusively from Unbound Medicine for iOS and Android devices and all major Web browsers. Once downloaded, content can be accessed offline on smartphones or tablets.

“As we continue to battle infectious disease outbreaks around the globe, CCDM remains a crucial resource for health practitioners,” said Georges Benjamin, MD, executive director of APHA. “Our continued partnership with Unbound Medicine allows health professionals to access this book wherever they are, whether in the lab, in the office or on the front lines of a public health emergency.”

Control of Communicable Diseases Manual for Mobile and Web also includes MEDLINE Journals, which allows users to view citations and abstracts from the latest issues of selected medical journals, as well as RSS news feeds from the American Journal of Public Health, the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and more.

“We are pleased to extend our partnership with APHA and deliver the latest edition of CCDM via our mobile and web platform,” said Bill Detmer, MD, president of Unbound Medicine. “As the prevention and control of communicable disease takes on increasing global importance, it is crucial for public health professionals to have the latest recommendations at their fingertips wherever they serve.”

To experience Control of Communicable Diseases Manual for Mobile and Web, visit Unbound Medicine’s website, iTunes or Google Play.

To purchase CCDM, call toll-free 888-320-APHA; fax 888-361-APHA; email APHA press or visit the APHA Bookstore.


About APHA

The American Public Health Association champions the health of all people and all communities. We strengthen the public health profession. We speak out for public health issues and policies backed by science. We are the only organization that influences federal policy, has a 140-plus year perspective and brings together members from all fields of public health. Visit

About Unbound Medicine 
Unbound Medicine builds digital products that answer clinical questions at the point of need. With expertise in medical informatics, health technology and medical publishing, our team has delivered innovative mobile and web solutions to health care institutions and individual clinicians for more than 15 years. Additional information is available at