GIDEON what’s new summary: October 5 to October 7, 2017
- 19 Diseases
- 21 Diseases
- 50 Country notes
- 1 New Disease Synonym Added
- 1 Drug
As noted in a recent ProMED posting, salmonellosis is the second most common cause of bacterial diarrhea in Norway. The following charts were generated by a multi-graph tool in Gideon www.GideonOnline.com As in many countries, Campylobacter is the leading pathogen in this group. Note that for the past two decades, rates of salmonellosis in Scandinavia have been somewhat higher than those in the United States. Rates of shigellosis have been slightly higher in the United States than in Norway
GIDEON what’s new summary: September 27 to September 29, 2017
A recent ProMED post suggested that outbreaks of salmonellosis in the Scandinavian countries are less common than in the USA. Putting aside confounding factors related to differing surveillance systems, case definitions, etc the definition of “common” is problematic. Thus the following chart generated by Gideon (www.GideonOnline.com) demonstrates that disease incidence is in fact much higher in the United States; but, when adjusted for population, Norway has experienced higher salmonellosis rates (per 100,000 population) through much of the past two decades.
Similarly, the highest number of food-related salmonellosis outbreaks reported in Norway in recent years was only eleven (in 2008), vs. 161 outbreaks in the United States (in 2013). When adjusted for population size, these figures translate into 0.24 outbreaks per 100,000 population in Norway, vs. only 0.051 per 100,000 in the United States.
The potential benefit for Hepatitis A (HepA) vaccination in Jordan is illustrated by the following chart. In 1999, Israel became the world’s first country to institute routine HepA immunization (blue arrow), and and has since largely eradicated the disease. 
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