The facts in IDdx were discovered and published by thousands of scientists with most of the work being done in the last 150 years. These facts include things like incubation periods, findings, and epidemiological factors. IDdx currently uses fourteen main sources of these facts:
Who collected and indexed the facts and put them into a relational database?
IDdx is a Microsoft Access relational database of infectious disease facts that was created by Jay A. Brown, MD, MPH, a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine and the University of Washington School of Public Health. Jay completed residency training in Family Practice and Occupational Medicine. He is Board Certified in Occupational Medicine and was formerly Board Certified in Family Practice. Dr. Brown has over twenty years of clinical experience working in family practice, urgent care, and occupational medicine clinics. He has been mapping medical knowledge domains since 1991 with the goal of systematically and accurately indexing the facts into continously improved decision-support tools. His other website is at www.haz-map.com. The software for the iPhone, iPad, and Android apps was developed by Atmosphere Apps.