The May 2015 issue of Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America contains two review articles on infectious diseases, written by members of the EM faculty. The first, on the topic of Ebola, was compiled by the team of Drs. Mercedes Torres, Dave Jerrard, and Karen Hansen, at the height of national attention on the emergency medical system’s readiness to receive and treat patients suspected of carrying the virus. The second, by Dr. Ferras Khan, covers the enterovirus outbreak. These special-request publications were written on short notice earlier this year, in response to the outbreaks that were occurring at the time, with the goal of providing timely and applicable diagnostic and managemnet informtion to emergency medicine practitioners.