Update: October 31, 2014

October 31st, 2014

GIDEON what’s new summary: October 30 to October 31, 2014

Diagnosis Support for Ebola through GIDEON

October 30th, 2014

The Diagnosis module of Gideon is designed to generate a ranked differential diagnosis list for any Infectious Diseases scenario. In recent weeks, we’ve been running simulations of Ebola. The following link will access a Power Point “show” demonstrating one such scenario. Ebola case (Powerpoint)

Update: October 30, 2014

October 30th, 2014

GIDEON what’s new summary: October 29 to October 30, 2014

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (4 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (25 updates)

  • 7 Diseases
  • 18 Country notes
  • Map

Update: October 29, 2014

October 29th, 2014

GIDEON what’s new summary: October 27 to October 29, 2014

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (5 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (113 updates)

  • 42 Diseases
  • 71 Country notes
  • Map

Ebola Deaths in Perspective

October 28th, 2014

Recent events in West Africa have largely eclipsed several other ongoing outbreaks on the global stage. For example, over 780,000 cases of Chikungunya have been reported in the western hemisphere in recent months, including 1,371 cases in the United States (vs. only 4 of Ebola). Obviously, the severity of Ebola far outweighs that of Chikungunya; thus, the ratio of reported Chikungunya cases to Ebola cases (772,069 / 10,141) is 76-to-1, the ratio of Ebola deaths to Chikungunya deaths (4,922 / 118) is 73-to-1.

Sadly, one ongoing epidemic which is more severe than Ebola in both disease numbers and mortality, receives little notice from the lay media. The last available publication on cholera in Haiti reported 780,541 cases (8,562 fatal) as compared to 10,041 (4,922 fatal) of Ebola. As of October 28, cases of both diseases had been reported in nine additional countries.

The following graph illustrates mortality figures for some ongoing Infectious Disease outbreaks (I’ve added SARS for historic impact). The lower row records the number of countries which reported cases originating in the outbreak epicenter.

Outbreak Deaths

Update: October 27, 2014

October 27th, 2014

GIDEON what’s new summary: October 26 to October 27, 2014

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (7 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (88 updates)

  • 31 Diseases
  • 57 Country notes
  • Map

Update: October 26, 2014

October 26th, 2014

GIDEON what’s new summary: October 26 to October 26, 2014

Update: October 26, 2014

October 25th, 2014

GIDEON what’s new summary: October 25 to October 26, 2014

Update: October 25, 2014

October 25th, 2014

GIDEON what’s new summary: October 23 to October 25, 2014

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (2 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (178 updates)

  • 1 Clinical note
  • 59 Diseases
  • 117 Country notes
  • 1 New Disease Synonym Added
  • Map

Microbiology – Bacteria (1 updates)

  • 1 Bacteria

Update: October 23, 2014

October 23rd, 2014

GIDEON what’s new summary: October 21 to October 23, 2014

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (6 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (147 updates)

  • 57 Diseases
  • 90 Country notes
  • Map

Infectious Diseases – Drugs (1 updates)

  • 1 New Drug Synonyms Added

Microbiology – Bacteria (12 updates)

  • 3 New Bacteria Added
  • 1 Bacteria
  • 1 New Bacteria Synonyms Added
  • 5 Microbes – New
  • 2 Microbes – Update