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New products to result from CAB takeover of Bureau of Hygiene and Tropical Diseases.

CAB International (CABI), producer of the CAB Abstracts database covering worldwide research into agriculture, forestry, the environment, and related topics, is set to expand its range of biomedical information products following its impending takeover of the Bureau of Hygiene and Tropical Diseases (BHTD).

Under a recently signed agreement, ownership of BHTD will be transferred from the U.K. Overseas Development Administration to CABI this month.

Established in 1908, BHTD is one of the world's oldest sources of information on public health, tropical and communicable diseases, and their control. Its bibliographic database is compiled from some 1,200 biomedical journals, books, theses, and reports from all parts of the world. The database is available online through DIMDI, and in addition to the main printed journals, Tropical Diseases Bulletin, Abstracts on Hygiene and Communicable Diseases and Current AIDS Literature, BHTD also publishes newsletters including the AIDS Newsletter and, more recently, Public Health News.

CABI plans to work with BHTD editorial staff to improve existing products and to develop new product and marketing opportunities, especially in the field of electronic publishing. CABI has been active in this area recently with the publication of not only the CABCD (all CAB Abstracts on CD-ROM), but also the CAB Spectrum series of specialized CD-ROM databases, which so far includes SOILCD, TREECD, VETCD, BEASTCD, HORTCD and CABPESTCD, with others in the pipeline for release later this year.

CAB International, whose origins date back to 1913, is an international, intergovernmental organization, headquartered in Wallingford, U.K., which provides information, scientific and development services for agriculture, forestry, the environment, and related disciplines, including human nutrition and aspects of human health, throughout the world.

For more information, contact Mr. David Robson, CAB International, Wallingford, Oxon OX10 8DE, U.K.; Phone (0491) 32111; Fax (0491) 33508.

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Date:Mar 1, 1993
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