Infectious Diseases of New Zealand
Infectious Diseases of New Zealand 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 New Zealand
A chapter outlining the routine vaccination schedule of New Zealand follows the diseases chapters.
There are 354 generic infectious diseases in the world today. 197 of these are endemic, or potentially endemic, to New Zealand. A number of other diseases are not relevant to New Zealand and have not been included in this book.
New Zealand disease notes include separate sections on the Cook Islands, Tokelau, and Niue.
In addition to endemic diseases, all published data regarding imported diseases and infection among expatriates from New Zealand are included.