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Infectious Diseases of Puerto Rico

Infectious Diseases of Puerto Rico

Infectious Diseases of Puerto Rico 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 ( 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 Puerto Rico
4. References

A chapter outlining the routine vaccination schedule of Puerto Rico follows the diseases chapters.

There are 354 generic infectious diseases in the world today. 204 of these are endemic, or potentially endemic, to Puerto Rico. A number of other diseases are not relevant to Puerto Rico and have not been included in this book.

In addition to endemic diseases, all published data regarding imported diseases and infection among expatriates from Puerto Rico are included.

Price: $49.99 special $39.99
431 pages, 60 graphs, 1,902 references, 5.96 MB PDF format
2016 edition. Updated February 19, 2016
ISBN: 9781498812030

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