Infectious Diseases of Australia
Infectious Diseases of Australia is one in a series of GIDEON ebooks which summarize the status of individual infectious diseases, in every country of the world. Data are based on the GIDEON web application (www.gideononline.com) which relies on standard text books, peer-review journals, Health Ministry reports and ProMED, supplemented by an ongoing search of the medical literature.
Chapters are arranged alphabetically, by disease name. Each chapter is divided into four sections:
1. Descriptive epidemiology
2. Summary of clinical features
3. Status of the disease in Australia
A chapter outlining the routine vaccination schedule of Australia follows the diseases chapters.
There are 354 generic infectious diseases in the world today. 220 of these are endemic, or potentially endemic, to Australia. A number of other diseases are not relevant to Australia and have not been included in this book.
Australia disease notes include separate sections on Christmas Island and Norfolk Island.
In addition to endemic diseases, all published data regarding imported diseases and infection among expatriates from Australia are included.