Hepatitis A in Lebanon

April 24th, 2015

Hepatitis A rates in Lebanon are similar to those reported in neighboring Israel during the 1990’s [see graph] 
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In 1999 (arrow) Israel became the first country to introduce universal Hepatitis A vaccination, a policy which might help reverse the increasing incidence experienced by Lebanon. [1-3]

References:

1. Berger SA. Infectious Diseases of Lebanon, 2015. 389 pages, 54 graphs, 1,569 references. Gideon e-books, http://www.gideononline.com/ebooks/country/infectious-diseases-of-lebanon/

2. Berger SA. Hepatitis A: Global Status, 2015. 184 pages, 183 graphs, 1,775 references. Gideon e-books, http://www.gideononline.com/ebooks/disease/hepatitis-a-global-status/

3. http://www.gideononline.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/Gideon-Graphs.pps

Update: April 24, 2015

April 23rd, 2015

GIDEON what’s new summary: April 22 to April 24, 2015

Infectious Diseases – Diagnosis (1 updates)

  • 1 Country

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (2 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (156 updates)

  • 53 Diseases
  • 102 Country notes
  • 1 New Disease Synonym Added
  • Map

Infectious Diseases – Drugs (2 updates)

  • 1 Drug
  • 1 New Drug Synonyms Added

Update: April 22, 2015

April 22nd, 2015

GIDEON what’s new summary: April 19 to April 22, 2015

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (5 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (107 updates)

  • 40 Diseases
  • 67 Country notes
  • Map

Microbiology – Bacteria (5 updates)

  • 1 Bacteria
  • 2 New Bacteria Synonyms Added
  • 2 Microbes – New

Update: April 19, 2015

April 19th, 2015

GIDEON what’s new summary: April 17 to April 19, 2015

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (4 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (485 updates)

  • 1 Clinical note
  • 89 Diseases
  • 395 Country notes
  • Map

Microbiology – Bacteria (1 updates)

  • 1 Bacteria

Microbiology – Yeasts (1 updates)

  • 1 Yeasts

Update: April 17, 2015

April 17th, 2015

GIDEON what’s new summary: April 14 to April 17, 2015

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (6 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (216 updates)

  • 69 Diseases
  • 146 Country notes
  • 1 New Disease Synonym Added
  • Map

Infectious Diseases – Drugs (1 updates)

  • 1 Interacting drugs – New

Infectious Diseases – Vaccines (4 updates)

  • 4 New Vaccine Synonyms Added

Gaza: H5N1 Influenza and Population Density

April 14th, 2015

A recent ProMED posting (Avian influenza (80): Palestinian Auth (GZ) HPAI H5N1, spread, RFI) states that, “The Gaza strip is one of the most dense[ly] populated territories on earth.” The population density of Gaza is 5,046 inhabitants per sq km. Compare this to Boston (5,115 per sq km). Indeed, the Israeli town of Sderot, the prime target for bombs and missiles from Gaza, boasts 5,367 inhabitants per sq km. Needless to say, other regions and cities in Asia are far more crowded than Gaza.

Gaza City, has the highest population density within the Gaza Strip itself, with 11,456 per sq km. But my own city, Ramat Gan, exceeds even this number, with 11,971 per sq km. Despite their higher population densities, Boston and Ramat Gan have not experienced H5N1 influenza; indeed, population numbers are not relevant to this strain, since human-to-human transmission is rare.

Update: April 14, 2015

April 14th, 2015

GIDEON what’s new summary: April 11 to April 14, 2015

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (4 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (167 updates)

  • 57 Diseases
  • 108 Country notes
  • 2 New Disease Synonyms Added
  • Map

Update: April 11, 2015

April 11th, 2015

GIDEON what’s new summary: April 9 to April 11, 2015

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (5 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (405 updates)

  • 67 Diseases
  • 338 Country notes
  • Map

Update: April 9, 2015

April 8th, 2015

GIDEON what’s new summary: April 8 to April 9, 2015

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (2 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (144 updates)

  • 59 Diseases
  • 85 Country notes
  • Map

Infectious Diseases – Drugs (3 updates)

  • 1 Drug
  • 1 New Drug Synonyms Added
  • 1 Interacting drugs – New

Update: April 6, 2015

April 6th, 2015

GIDEON what’s new summary: April 3 to April 6, 2015

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (2 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (71 updates)

  • 25 Diseases
  • 46 Country notes
  • Map