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Control of Communicable Diseases Manual for Mobile + Web Wins Microsoft Apps Contest

Washington, D.C., March 24, 2011 – Microsoft Windows recently announced the Control of Communicable Diseases Manual (CCDM) for Mobile Web published by the American Public Health Association and Unbound Medicine among the winners in its innovative apps contest, aimed to meet real world needs of citizens and government customers.

Control of Communicable Diseases Manual Mobile Web puts one of the most widely recognized and authoritative references for public health workers on mobile devices and the Web. Although the manual was first available in print in 1916, the updated mobile app version created by Unbound Medicine allows for real-time access to vital information regarding infectious disease for practitioners in the field.


Microsoft launched its Windows Phone Government Apps contest for state and local government partners in December 2010, challenging applicants to create and submit apps to be deployed into immediate production that served the public’s benefit. APHA and partner Unbound Medicine submitted the new Control of Communicable Diseases Manual for Mobile Web for consideration and was selected as a winner by judges.

“The award-winning Control of Communicable Diseases Manual for Mobile Web, powered by the Unbound™ Platform, provides an intuitive interface, superior navigation tools and a clean design that allows you to quickly search, browse and find answers on mobile devices and the Web” according to a review on AppsFuze, Windows Phone 7 Applications and Marketplace.


Users can download Control of Communicable Diseases Manual for Mobile Web exclusively from Unbound Medicine to iPhone®, BlackBerry®, Android™, Windows Mobile® and Palm® devices or view it at


“The Control of Communicable Diseases Manual for Mobile Web empowers public health practitioners, physicians and others to rapidly respond with up-to-date information about the occurrence, transmission, resistance and control of infectious diseases to better serve the communities in which they work” said Georges C. Benjamin, MD, FACP, FACEP (E), executive director of American Public Health Association. “APHA, in partnership with Unbound Medicine, is proud to be a winner of the Microsoft Windows Phone Government Apps Contest, and encourages public health practitioners to take advantage of this vital and nimble technological tool to help identify and control disease and protect health.”


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