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Update: January 2, 2018

GIDEON what’s new summary: December 31, 2017 to January 2, 2018

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (198 updates)

  • 71 Diseases
  • 127 Country notes
  • Map

Infectious Diseases – Drugs (3 updates)

  • 1 Drug
  • 2 Interacting drugs – New

Microbiology – Bacteria (2 updates)

  • 2 Bacteria

Update: December 31, 2017

GIDEON what’s new summary: December 29 to December 31, 2017

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (16 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (292 updates)

  • 73 Diseases
  • 219 Country notes
  • Map

Fascioliasis in India

Gideon (www.GideonOnline.com) notes that a single Indian case (1980) of human fascioliasis was published in the world’s literature during 1969 to 1989. Subsequent cases were reported in upper Assam (published in 1997) , Bihar  and Uttar Pradesh (published in 2001).  Two cases were treated at a hospital in Vellore during a three-month period (2012 publication).  Fascioliasis is common among dairy animals in the northwest Himalayan region and the Kashmir valley.  In the latter area, sheep harbor both Fasciola hepatica and F. gigantica.  F. gigantica has also been identified in Indian buffaloes (Bos bubalis).   Eleven published surveys found that 0.32 to 24.3 of animals (ovines, bovines, deer) in various areas of India are infested. [1,2]

Lymnaea (Fossaria) truncatula is the Indian reservoir for Fasciola hepatica; and Ly. acuminata and Ly. auricularia the reservoirs for F. gigantica.

Further details and primary references are available on request.

Reference:

  1. Berger S. Infectious Diseases of India, 2017. 533 pages, 89 graphs, 5,763 references.  https://www.gideononline.com/ebooks/country/infectious-diseases-of-india/
  2. Berger S. Hepatobiliary Trematodes: Global Status, 2017. 87 pages, 1,193 references. Gideon e-books.  https://www.gideononline.com/ebooks/disease/hepatobiliary-trematodes-global-status/

 

Update: December 28, 2017

GIDEON what’s new summary: December 24 to December 28, 2017

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (21 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (69 updates)

  • 30 Diseases
  • 39 Country notes
  • Map

Update: December 24, 2017

GIDEON what’s new summary: December 22 to December 24, 2017

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (15 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (86 updates)

  • 41 Diseases
  • 44 Country notes
  • 1 New Disease Synonym Added
  • Map

Infectious Diseases – Drugs (4 updates)

  • 4 Drugs

Infectious Diseases – Vaccines (3 updates)

  • 3 Vaccines

Rickettsial Spotted Fever: United States vs. Brazil

A higher case / fatality ratio for reported spotted fever cases in Brazil vs. the United States suggests that the Brazilian strain of Rickettsia rickettsii is more virulent.  In the following charts I’ve compared data for disease incidence and deaths for each of the countries, and contrasted death rates per 100,000 population. [1,2]

References:

  1. Berger S. Infectious Diseases of Brazil, 571 pages, 120 graphs, 5,552 references. Gideon e-books, https://www.gideononline.com/ebooks/country/infectious-diseases-of-brazil/
  2. Gideon e-Gideon multi-graph tool,  https://www.gideononline.com/cases/multi-graphs/

Update: December 22, 2017

GIDEON what’s new summary: December 20 to December 22, 2017

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (21 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (76 updates)

  • 31 Diseases
  • 45 Country notes
  • Map

Update: December 20, 2017

GIDEON what’s new summary: December 17 to December 20, 2017

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (18 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (109 updates)

  • 45 Diseases
  • 64 Country notes
  • Map

Infectious Diseases – Drugs (42 updates)

  • 1 New Drug Synonyms Added
  • 1 Interacting drugs – New
  • 40 Drug interactions – New

Update: December 17, 2017

GIDEON what’s new summary: December 15 to December 17, 2017

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (19 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (205 updates)

  • 36 Diseases
  • 169 Country notes
  • Map

Infectious Diseases – Drugs (2 updates)

  • 2 New Drug Synonyms Added

Update: December 15, 2017

GIDEON what’s new summary: December 15 to December 15, 2017

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (12 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (44 updates)

  • 20 Diseases
  • 24 Country notes
  • Map

Microbiology – Bacteria (2 updates)

  • 1 Bacteria
  • 1 New Bacteria Synonyms Added

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