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Update: October 16, 2017

GIDEON what’s new summary: October 13 to October 16, 2017

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (17 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (75 updates)

  • 1 Clinical note
  • 29 Diseases
  • 44 Country notes
  • 1 New Agents Added
  • Map

Varicella vs. Monkeypox

Outbreaks of varicella and monkeypox in Africa are occasionally mistaken for “smallpox”   The following table was generated by an interactive tool in Gideon (www.GideonOnline.com) which allows users to generate custom charts that contrast clinical features, drug spectra or microbial phenotypes.

 

 

 

Rabies and Leishmaniasis in Algeria

Although high rates of rabies and leishmaniasis in Boghni district, Algeria could reflect a common dog reservoir (http://www.promedmail.org/post/5379441) , reporting statistics on a national level do not suggest that the diseases are related.  See chart:

Note featured in ProMED

 

Enterohemorrhagic E. coli in Scandinavia

Although rates of enterohemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC) infection have been increasing in Scandinavia since 2000, trends for E. coli O157 are less clear.  The following charts generated by Gideon (www.GideonOnline.com) display relevant data for Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.

 

 

Update: October 13, 2017

GIDEON what’s new summary: October 12 to October 13, 2017

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (22 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (110 updates)

  • 44 Diseases
  • 66 Country notes
  • Map

Infectious Diseases – Drugs (2 updates)

  • 2 Drugs

Microbiology – Yeasts (1 updates)

  • 1 Yeasts

Human Metapneumovirus in India

As of October 2017, the Gideon database (www.GideonOnline.com) chronicles 57,331 prevalence- and seroprevalence surveys.  Data relevant to Human metapneumovirus in India follow below.

60% of New Delhi children below age 5 years were found to be seropositive toward Human metapneumovirus, increasing to >80% by age 55 years (2011 publication)

 

Prevalence surveys:

2004 – 2005 / Delhi / 12% of acute respiratory infections in children below age 5 years

2005 – 2007 / Delhi / 3% of children with acute respiratory infection

2005 – 2007 / Delhi / 3.6% of children (<5 years) with acute lower respiratory tract infection treated at a hospital

2012 – 2014 / Odisha / 2.11% of children with acute respiratory tract infection

2014* /  Lucknow / 1.1% of acute lower respiratory tract infections among hospitalized children

2014* / Assam / 7.2% of outpatient children with respiratory illness

2016* / Rajasthan / 25.7% of hospitalized children ages <=5 years with severe acute respiratory

2006 – 2009 / Kolkata /     5.11% of nasal and/or throat swabs from outpatients with acute respiratory tract infection

2010 – 2011 / Eastern India / 3% of patients with acute respiratory tract infection

2011 – 2013 / Southern India / 5% of patients with acute respiratory infection

     * indicates publication year (not necessarily year of survey)

 

Note featured on ProMED

Tick-borne Encephalitis in Switzerland

Rates (per 100,000) of tick-borne encephalitis in Switzerland have increased somewhat since the year 2000, and are currently higher than those reported by surrounding countries.  The following image was created by a tool in Gideon (GideonOnline.com) that converts incidence data into population rates and combines user-selected graphs into a single chart.

Note featured in ProMED

Update: October 11, 2017

GIDEON what’s new summary: October 7 to October 11, 2017

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (16 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (57 updates)

  • 25 Diseases
  • 32 Country notes
  • Map

Infectious Diseases – Vaccines (1 updates)

  • 1 Vaccine

Update: October 7, 2017

GIDEON what’s new summary: October 5 to October 7, 2017

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (19 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (72 updates)

  • 21 Diseases
  • 50 Country notes
  • 1 New Disease Synonym Added
  • Map

Infectious Diseases – Drugs (1 updates)

  • 1 Drug

Update: October 5, 2017

GIDEON what’s new summary: October 5 to October 5, 2017

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (15 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (56 updates)

  • 26 Diseases
  • 30 Country notes
  • Map

Infectious Diseases – Drugs (1 updates)

  • 1 Drug

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