Bring public health preparedness to the point of care by providing busy clinicians with a tool that they use every day.

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During the anthrax crisis in 2001-2002, VisualDx developed a website for the CDC with training materials on the smallpox vaccination and its adverse events. Following this initial work for the CDC, VisualDx expanded licensing of its system to many state, city, and county health departments.

Child Abuse Recognition Resource Center

Recognizing the signs of child abuse is critical for protecting children, providing appropriate medical treatment, and addressing underlying family issues that may contribute to abuse.

VisualDx provides resources such as images and descriptions that aid clinicians in recognizing potential signs of physical or emotional maltreatment, helping them make informed decisions about how best to care for these vulnerable patients quickly and effectively.


Refugee Health

Individuals and families from Afghanistan, Haiti, Venezuela, Mexico, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and countless more countries are fleeing their homelands in desperate search of safety and security. Unsanitary refugee camp conditions, delayed vaccinations, language barriers, and cultural differences can make diagnosing and treating these patients a challenge. Refugees placed in your care may be facing a variety of health concerns including unmanaged chronic illnesses, mental health concerns, parasitic infections, and other infectious diseases.

VisualDx has curated the following diagnostic information and resources as a public health service so that we can all make better clinical decisions for these vulnerable patient populations.

Our Dual-Use Approach

For 20 years, VisualDx has been used and trusted by frontline healthcare workers to treat infectious diseases. While VisualDx is used for day-to-day care issues such as medication reactions and common rashes, it also has broad applicability to the public health mission, covering not only pandemic flu, bacterial and viral infections including West Nile virus and other diseases of public health significance, but also sexually transmitted diseases, child abuse, MRSA, and infections in travelers and immunocompromised patients.

A dual-use approach is critical because not only do our front-line providers have to tackle COVID-19 but they also must treat all of medicine. After ruling out COVID-19, patients still require timely accurate diagnoses. The VisualDx strategy is to assist clinicians with all diagnoses, not just the current crisis.

Visual Diagnostic Decision Tool

  • Immediate, one-stop access to time-critical preparedness information
  • Quick links to local and national preparedness partners
  • Timely notifications and communications
  • Content compiled and updated by preparedness experts
  • Customizable access to local requirements for disease reporting
  • Funding criteria and guidelines satisfied
  • Concise summaries with visuals to improve diagnostic speed and accuracy
  • Fully functional on mobile devices
  • Search function that covers diseases from more than 220 countries and territories

Visual Diagnostic Decision Tool

As trusted bioterrorism experts, we created the CDC’s smallpox vaccination website and pocket guide to educate physicians about the smallpox vaccine, vaccination method, and normal and adverse reactions to the vaccine. We also created a smallpox vaccination pocket guide for the Public Health Agency of Canada. From A to Z, anthrax to Zika, VisualDx has been the go-to resource for its approach to emerging symptoms and our dual-use approach.

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Be prepared in the face of a public health crisis.

See for yourself how VisualDx can help prepare you for any public health crisis.