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Update: February 8, 2016

GIDEON what’s new summary: February 6 to February 8, 2016

Infectious Diseases – Diagnosis (1 updates)

  • 1 Country

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (6 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (171 updates)

  • 57 Diseases
  • 114 Country notes
  • Map

Update: February 6, 2016

GIDEON what’s new summary: February 4 to February 6, 2016

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (7 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (107 updates)

  • 4 Clinical notes
  • 41 Diseases
  • 62 Country notes
  • Map

Zika

When “Ebola” became a household word for most Americans in 2015, few realized that a more sinister outbreak was unfolding in their own back-yard. Chikungunya, a dengue-like illness which had previously been limited to the jungle areas of Africa and Asia, suddenly appeared in Latin America, resulting in over 2 million cases as of January 2016. And then Zika virus followed in the same region, threatening to attack a similar number of people. Unlike Chikungunya and Dengue, Zika virus infection has now been identified as a major cause of microcephaly (abnormally-small head) and other severe neurological disorders in babies born to women who are infected by Zika virus in early pregnancy.

GIDEON has been closely following Ebola, Chikungunya, Zika … and every other infectious disease – for over twenty five years. Health care profesionals can enter the signs and symptoms of patients from affected countries, and display a comprehensive, ranked list of possible diseases.

Findings of a recent patient treated after returning from Suriname with fever and rash were entered into GIDEON:

Suriname fever rash diagnosis

Note the red arrows to the right. GIDEON has indeed “considered” that the patient might be suffering from Chikungunya, Dengue, Zika – and a host of other common and lesser-known conditions.

Users can easily access extensive background information on the diseases themselves, including maps, pictures and graphs, or explore their status on the global level, or within individual countries.  In this example, GIDEON compares the clinical features of Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika:

Compare Chikunhunya Dengue Zika

GIDEON maps the current global distributions of these three diseases:

Zika Global Distribution Chikungunya Global Distribution Dengue Global Distribution

 

 

Update: February 4, 2016

GIDEON what’s new summary: February 2 to February 4, 2016

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (3 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (223 updates)

  • 1 Clinical note
  • 72 Diseases
  • 150 Country notes
  • Map

Infectious Diseases – Drugs (2 updates)

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

Microbiology – Bacteria (1 updates)

  • 1 Microbes – New

Update: February 2, 2016

GIDEON what’s new summary: January 30 to February 2, 2016

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (6 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (74 updates)

  • 28 Diseases
  • 46 Country notes
  • Map

Infectious Diseases – Drugs (2 updates)

  • 1 Drug
  • 1 Interacting drugs – New

Microbiology – Bacteria (2 updates)

  • 2 Bacteria

Update: January 30, 2016

GIDEON what’s new summary: January 28 to January 30, 2016

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (6 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (327 updates)

  • 104 Diseases
  • 221 Country notes
  • 2 New Disease Synonyms Added
  • Map

Infectious Diseases – Drugs (27 updates)

  • 1 New Drug Synonyms Added
  • 2 Interacting drugs – New
  • 24 Drug interactions – New

Microbiology – Bacteria (1 updates)

  • 1 New Bacteria Added

Update: January 28, 2016

GIDEON what’s new summary: January 26 to January 28, 2016

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (4 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (212 updates)

  • 69 Diseases
  • 143 Country notes
  • Map

Microbiology – Bacteria (2 updates)

  • 2 Bacteria

Update: January 26, 2016

GIDEON what’s new summary: January 24 to January 26, 2016

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (6 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (120 updates)

  • 51 Diseases
  • 69 Country notes
  • Map

Update: January 24, 2016

GIDEON what’s new summary: January 21 to January 24, 2016

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (6 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (499 updates)

  • 94 Diseases
  • 404 Country notes
  • 1 New Disease Synonym Added
  • Map

Microbiology – Bacteria (2 updates)

  • 1 Bacteria
  • 1 Microbes – New

Update: January 21, 2016

GIDEON what’s new summary: January 19 to January 21, 2016

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (4 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (221 updates)

  • 1 Clinical note
  • 81 Diseases
  • 137 Country notes
  • 2 New Disease Synonyms Added
  • Map

Infectious Diseases – Drugs (3 updates)

  • 3 Drugs

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