Update: September 22, 2014

September 22nd, 2014

GIDEON what’s new summary: September 19 to September 22, 2014

Review of GIDEON Guide to Antimicrobial Agents

September 19th, 2014

Aug-2014-MT-Cover-headerThe Society for General Microbiology (SGM) published a good review of the ebook, GIDEON Guide to Antimicrobial Agents, in Microbiology Today August 2014 issue.

Laura Bowater, the Editor, wrote:

I was able to find my way around the information quickly and easily … it is a comprehensive reference book that provides up-to-date accessible information. This format may particularly benefit those accessing it via a mobile phone. I can understand why it would work well in a clinical setting too.

It should be noted that the ebook is available separately from, and does not require a subscription to GIDEON.

Update: September 19, 2014

September 19th, 2014

GIDEON what’s new summary: September 18 to September 19, 2014

Infectious Diseases – Diagnosis (1 updates)

  • 1 Country

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (2 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (137 updates)

  • 51 Diseases
  • 86 Country notes
  • Map

Update: September 18, 2014

September 18th, 2014

GIDEON what’s new summary: September 17 to September 18, 2014

Chikungunya – Coming to America ?

September 17th, 2014

Chikungunya and Zika: Global Status

Chikunguna is hardly a “household” word in the United States; but we may all be talking about the disease very soon! This viral infection, transmitted by mosquitoes, is associated with high fever, rash and severe joint pains. Even after recovery, the pains may persist for many months. Originally described in Africa, the disease spread to Asia, causing an epidemic of over 1.5 million cases in India during 2006 to 2007. At one point, an Indian traveler carried the infection to Italy, resulting in hundreds of cases in the region of Ravenna.

During the first half of 2014, new outbreaks were reported in the South Pacific; and in a period of only five months, over 660,000 cases have occurred in the Caribbean, involving essentially all regional islands and several mainland countriues. Once a “rare tropical disease”, Chikungunya is now endemic to at least 75 countries. Few realize that the mosquitoes which transmit Chikungunya in Africa, India, Italy and the Caribbean are also found in Florida and Texas. 750 imported cases have already been reported on the U.S. mainland during 2014, and it may be only a matter of time until a mosquito bites one such case, and begins a chain of transmission to the local population (as occurred in Italy in 2007).

Chikungunya and Zika – Global Status, 2014 is the most up-to-date book on the subject of Chikungunya. (The volume also covers Zika, another emerging mosquito virus disease). The book presents a thorough review of global and country-specific epidemiology, as well as complete background information on the history and clinical features of Chikungunya, including 22 graphs and 1,626 linked references. The next updated version will be released in early 2015. Further specs are available at http://www.gideononline.com/ebooks/disease/chikungunya-and-zika-global-status/

Ebola – The Book

September 17th, 2014

Ebola: Global StatusA disease which was relatively unknown to most people – and even most health care professionals – has suddenly become a household word throughout the world. As of September 2014, over 2,000 people have died in the largest recorded outbreak of Ebola. Ebola: Global Status, 2014, the most up-to-date book written on the disease, examines the history, clinical features and epidemiology of Ebola virus infection. A country-by-country chronology presents all aspects of Ebola, including a relatively obscure outbreak which occurred among monkeys in the Philippines, and later spread to Texas.

For further specs on Ebola: Global Status, 2014, see http://www.gideononline.com/ebooks/disease/ebola-global-status/ The next yearly update of the book will be released in early 2015.

Correction: The original text inadvertently stated that this was the only book on the subject. This has been re-edited to state that this is “the most up-to-date book written on the disease.”

Update: September 17, 2014

September 17th, 2014

GIDEON what’s new summary: September 14 to September 17, 2014

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (5 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (339 updates)

  • 49 Diseases
  • 290 Country notes
  • Map

Update: September 14, 2014

September 14th, 2014

GIDEON what’s new summary: September 12 to September 14, 2014

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (7 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (147 updates)

  • 47 Diseases
  • 100 Country notes
  • Map

Infectious Diseases – Drugs (1 updates)

  • 1 New Drug Synonyms Added

Update: September 12, 2014

September 11th, 2014

GIDEON what’s new summary: September 10 to September 12, 2014

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (13 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (201 updates)

  • 77 Diseases
  • 124 Country notes
  • Map

Microbiology – Bacteria (2 updates)

  • 2 New Bacteria Added

Update: September 10, 2014

September 10th, 2014

GIDEON what’s new summary: September 8 to September 10, 2014

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (5 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (183 updates)

  • 26 Diseases
  • 157 Country notes
  • Map

Infectious Diseases – Drugs (2 updates)

  • 1 Interacting drugs – New
  • 1 Susceptibility database – New

Microbiology – Bacteria (4 updates)

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