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Update: June 15, 2017

GIDEON what’s new summary: June 13 to June 15, 2017

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (11 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (55 updates)

  • 27 Diseases
  • 28 Country notes
  • Map

Infectious Diseases – Drugs (12 updates)

  • 12 New Drug Synonyms Added

Microbiology – Bacteria (3 updates)

  • 3 Microbes – New

Update: June 13, 2017

GIDEON what’s new summary: June 11 to June 13, 2017

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (8 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (95 updates)

  • 39 Diseases
  • 56 Country notes
  • Map

Update: June 11, 2017

GIDEON what’s new summary: June 10 to June 11, 2017

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (9 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (76 updates)

  • 25 Diseases
  • 51 Country notes
  • Map

Update: June 8, 2017

GIDEON what’s new summary: June 5 to June 8, 2017

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (11 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (57 updates)

  • 24 Diseases
  • 33 Country notes
  • Map

Microbiology – Bacteria (1 updates)

  • 1 Bacteria

Update: June 5, 2017

GIDEON what’s new summary: June 3 to June 5, 2017

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (3 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (45 updates)

  • 14 Diseases
  • 31 Country notes
  • Map

Schistosomiasis in The Philippines

The following is abstracted from reference [1] and the Gideon web application www.GideonOnline.com .  Primary references are available on request.

Schistosomiasis was first reported in the Philippines in 1906, and as of 1921, an estimated 25,000 to 30,000 people were infested.  During 1944 to 1945, 1,700 cases were reported among American and Australian military personnel serving in the Philippines.

An estimated 300,000 Filipinos were infested as of 1948.  By 1970, the disease was known  to be epidemic to 24 provinces.; and as of 1975, 5 million persons were considered at risk and approximately 1 million infected.  By 2002, an estimated 800,000 were infested and 6.7 million at risk; and as of 2010, an estimated 560,000 were infested.

Reported incidence and mortality data are summarized in the following graph:

In recent years, cases have been reported from Mindoro Oriental and Sorsogon in Southern Luzon; the provinces of North, East and Western Samar; LeyteBohol in Eastern Visayas; all of Mindanao with the exception of Misamis Oriental, Davao Oriental and Maguindanao.

Schistosomiasis is most common among males, and individuals ages > 19 years.  

Notable outbreaks were reported in Davao del Sur in 2000 (222 cases as of October – most in Digos- Igpit, Colorado, and Matti barangays); and in Palo, Leyte in 2011 (99 cases)

Infestation by Schistoma japonicum is common among dogs, field water buffaloes (Carabao) and rats on Leyte.  The local snail reservoir is Oncomelania hupensis quadrasi 

Reference:

  1. Berger S. Infectious Diseases of the Philippines, 2017. 342 pages, 93 graphs, 1,035 references. Gideon Informatics

Update: June 3, 2017

GIDEON what’s new summary: June 1 to June 3, 2017

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (13 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (423 updates)

  • 43 Diseases
  • 380 Country notes
  • Map

Infectious Diseases – Vaccines (1 updates)

  • 1 Vaccine

Update: June 1, 2017

GIDEON what’s new summary: May 30 to June 1, 2017

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (11 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (47 updates)

  • 24 Diseases
  • 23 Country notes
  • Map

Infectious Diseases – Drugs (1 updates)

  • 1 Drug

Infectious Diseases – Vaccines (1 updates)

  • 1 Vaccine

Update: May 30, 2017

GIDEON what’s new summary: May 30 to May 30, 2017

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (6 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (45 updates)

  • 1 Clinical note
  • 12 Diseases
  • 32 Country notes
  • Map

Infectious Diseases – Vaccines (1 updates)

  • 1 Vaccine

Update: May 28, 2017

GIDEON what’s new summary: May 26 to May 28, 2017

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (8 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (105 updates)

  • 36 Diseases
  • 69 Country notes
  • Map

Microbiology – Bacteria (2 updates)

  • 1 Microbes – New
  • 1 Microbes – Update

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