Here you can find a (non-exhaustive) list of useful links with resources related to epidemiology, training courses and programmes, networks, journals, books, movies and information on the EPIET and EUPHEM training sites for the current cohort (2019).

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Special thanks to Alma Tostman for sharing with us her book and movie collection :-).

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Books - Interesting reading

  • Ghost Map; by Steven Johnson
    • About John Snow, his discovery of the source of the cholera outbreaks in London 1854, funder father of infectious disease epidemiology. Very interesting (and graphic) read
  • Medical Detectives; by Berton Roueché
    • Outbreak investigations in 1960’s/1970’s. Roueche's true narratives have long been favorites for readers of "The New Yorker." Now the best of these articles are collected here to astound new readers with intriguing tales of epidemics in Americas small towns, threats of contagion in our biggest cities, even bubonic plague in a peaceful urban park.
  • The Coming Plague; by Laurie Garrett
    • In this gripping, often harrowing study, Laurie Garrett takes readers on a 50-year journey through the world's battles with microbes, and examines the conditions that have culminated in recurrent outbreaks of newly discovered diseases, epidemics of diseases migrating to new areas, and mutated old diseases that are no longer curable
  • No Time To Lose; by Peter Piot
    • About the discovery of ebola in the late 1970’s, the upcoming and discovery of the HIV epidemic. Written by P. Piot, current director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
  • Malaria Capers; by Robert S. Desowitz
    • Why, Robert S. Desowitz asks, has biotechnical research on malaria produced so little when it had promised so much? An expert in tropical diseases, Desowtiz searches for answers in this provocative book. [Desowitz] writes with uncommon lucidity and verse, leaving the reader with a vivid understanding of malaria and other tropical diseases, and the ways in which culture, climate and politics have affected their spread and containment."―New York Times
  • The River; by Edward Hooper
    • Hypothesis that HIV / AIDS has spread through polio vaccination in Congo. Very controversial (and not true) but intriguing.
  • The Magic Mountain; by Thomas Mann
    • Philosophical book about living in a TB sanatorium in Switzerland
  • Spillover; by David Quammen
  • Betrayal of Trust; by Laurie Garret
  • The AIDS Pandemic; by James Chin
  • The Invisible Cure; by Helen Epstein
  • The Fever; by Sonia Shah
  • The Great Influenza; by John Barry
  • The Wisdom of Whores; by Elizabeth Pisani
  • Rats, Lice and History; by Hans Zinsser
  • Guns, Germs and Steel; by Jared Diamond


  • World war Z. [2013; A former UN employee traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments]
  • Perfect Sense [2011; A chef and a scientist fall in love as an epidemic begins to rob people of their sensory perceptions]
  • Contagion [2011; Healthcare professionals, government officials and everyday people find themselves in the midst of a worldwide epidemic as the CDC works to find a cure]
  • Blindness [2008; A city is ravaged by an epidemic of instant white blindness]
  • Les Temoins [2007; Paris, 1984: A group of friends contend with the first outbreak of the AIDS epidemic]
  • The painted veil [2006; A British medical doctor fights a cholera epidemic in a small Chinese village, while being trapped at home in a loveless marriage]
  • The Constant Gardener [2005 – a political thriller drama film directed by Fernando Meirelles. The screenplay by Jeffrey Caine is based on the John le Carré novel of the same name. The film follows Justin Quayle (Ralph Fiennes), a British diplomat in Kenya, as he tries to solve the murder of his wife Tessa (Rachel Weisz), an Amnesty activist, alternating with many flashbacks telling the story of their love]
  • Outbreak [1995; Extreme measures are necessary to contain an epidemic of a deadly airborne virus. But how extreme, exactly?]
  • And the band played on [1993; The story of the discovery of the AIDS epidemic and the political infighting of the scientific community hampering the early fight with it].
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers [1978; In San Francisco, a group of people discover the human race is being replaced one by one, with clones devoid of emotion]
  • The Andromeda Strain [1972; A group of scientists investigate a deadly new alien virus before it can spread]
  • Flight into danger [1956; Canadian TV Movie. While on a flight from Toronto to Vancouver, the pilots at the controls of a Canadair North Star, a large commercial airliner, fall victim to food poisoning]
  • Panic in the streets [1950; A doctor and a policeman in New Orleans have only 48 hours to locate a killer infected with pneumonic plague]
  • Charite [2017; Netflix Series. Staff at Berlin's Charité hospital witness history being made, including vaccine breakthroughs in the 1880s and eugenic practices during World War II]

Field Epidemiology Training and Response Institutes

National Public Health Institutions (EPIET/EUPHEM Cohort 2019)