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GIDEON AND O’Reilly Media announce partnership to distribute 411 Infectious Disease Ebooks

— Features up-to-date information on 347 infectious diseases and 200 countries —
— Available for Kindle, iPad, mobile devices and computers in PDF, mobi and ePub formats —

LOS ANGELES, Calif., November 1, 2010 – GIDEON Informatics Inc ( today announced a partnership with O’Reilly Media, Inc. to distribute a new series of 411 GIDEON ebooks on infectious diseases ($49 each) that can be read on Amazon Kindle, Apple iPad, mobile devices and personal computers. The GIDEON ebook series makes it easier for medical professionals to stay up to date on developments in the field of Infectious Diseases and provides the first comprehensive compilation of disease data for every country in the world.

The new GIDEON ebook collection features one series of ebooks dedicated to infectious disease data by country, and another series that details the “global status” of each disease. The GIDEON ebook series encompasses over 95,000 pages of text, supplemented by 30,000 graphs and 200,000 clickable linked references.

“Keeping up with new information on infectious diseases is a significant challenge for medical professionals, and these new ebooks now make all of the world’s data more accessible,” said Dr. Stephen Berger, Chief Medical Officer of GIDEON. “The ebooks in this series retail at $49 each, making them affordable and ideal for medical professionals, public health departments, students, educators, researchers and pharmaceutical companies.”

The country series of GIDEON ebooks includes a complete and comprehensive review of the status of every infectious disease – for each of 200 countries, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. The “global status” GIDEON ebook series summarizes the clinical features and epidemiology of every individual disease, with an entire book dedicated to each condition – from Acanthocephalan worms to Yersiniosis. The GIDEON ebook series even includes entire ebooks for lesser-studied countries, such as Andorra, Djibouti and Kiribati; and diseases such as Acanthocephalan worms, Coltiviruses, Dicrocoeliasis and Australo-Pacific Arboviruses.

Additional titles in the GIDEON ebook series include: Infectious Diseases and Bioterrorism and Infectious Diseases of the World. GIDEON Online also offers a free ebook on Infectious Diseases of Haiti (314 pages, 36 graphs), which has already been downloaded over 10,000 times. It is available for free download or on for $1, for the US: Kindle version.

In addition to all diseases which are endemic to a given country, each book includes all published data regarding imported diseases and infection among expatriates. The entire series will be updated annually.

“We are excited to distribute the GIDEON series of ebooks through O’Reilly’s new Digital Distribution Services,” said Pascal Honscher, General Manager Digital Distribution of O’Reilly Media, Inc. “These quality infectious disease titles from GIDEON will now be easily available through a large number of resellers.”

O’Reilly Media’s Digital Distribution Service provides ebooks in multiple formats to leading online book retailers and channels, including: Amazon, Apple iTunes, Book Glutton, eBookPie, Barnes & Noble, PaperC, Dawson, Scribd, Follet, Diesel eBooks, Entourage eDGe, Kobo, Examville, Immateriel, Woodslane, Bookshare and Android market. The GIDEON ebook series is available through these channels and directly on the GIDEON Online website at

“We are thrilled to partner with O’Reilly Media, a market leader in ebooks digital distribution with an extensive distribution network,” said Uri Blackman, CEO of GIDEON Informatics, Inc. “This new ebooks series on infectious diseases makes this vital information easily available in a variety of formats.”

The data in these ebooks are based on the GIDEON Online database (, which incorporates all relevant information from text books, peer-review journals, Health Ministry reports and ProMed, supplemented by an ongoing electronic search of the medical literature. GIDEON’s ebooks complement its web application by expanding easy access to GIDEON’s vast content without a subscription or internet access.

About GIDEON Informatics
GIDEON Informatics Inc develops and markets point-of-care medical-decision support applications that help reduce diagnostic errors. Founded in 1992 by Uri Blackman and Stephen Berger, MD, one of the foremost experts on Infectious Disease, GIDEON Informatics is managed by an expert executive team and medical advisory board. Its comprehensive, easy-to-use, interactive Web-based infectious disease knowledge management tool helps medical personnel worldwide diagnose and treat infectious diseases, and identify microorganisms, including bioterrorism agents. GIDEON is in use by hundreds of medical institutions, universities and public health departments worldwide including Children’s Hospital Oakland, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, World Health Organization (WHO), Center for Disease Control (CDC), Yale University, Hong Kong University and the Los Angeles county health department. For additional information on GIDEON Informatics, visit or call 888-664-3366.

About O’Reilly
O’Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, and conferences. Since 1978, O’Reilly Media has been a chronicler and catalyst of cutting-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and spurring their adoption by amplifying “faint signals” from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, the company has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism.

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