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Venereal Diseases in Canada

For several decades, rates of gonorrhea, syphilis and genital chlamydia infection in Canada and the United States have followed similar trends. [1,2]  As with many other countries, the incidence of gonorrhea in the region fell precipitously following the appearance of AIDS during the 1980’s, but have been rebounding since 2000.  The following chart was generated by a tool in GIDEON which converts yearly incidence data into rates per 100,000, and combines graphs selected by the user. [3]

References:

  1. Berger SA. Infectious Diseases of Canada, 2017.  452 pages, 114 graphs, 3,091 references. Gideon e-books, https://www.gideononline.com/ebooks/country/infectious-diseases-of-canada/
  2. Berger SA. Infectious Diseases of the United States, 2017. 1,220 pages, 496 graphs, 14,855 references. Gideon e-books, https://www.gideononline.com/ebooks/country/infectious-diseases-of-the-united-states/
  3. Gideon multi-graph tool,  https://www.gideononline.com/cases/multi-graphs/

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Update: October 29, 2017

GIDEON what’s new summary: October 27 to October 29, 2017

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (18 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (126 updates)

  • 25 Diseases
  • 101 Country notes
  • Map

Infectious Diseases – Drugs (2 updates)

  • 2 Drugs

Microbiology – Bacteria (1 updates)

  • 1 New Bacteria Added

Trichinosis from Bear Meat

356 published outbreaks of trichinosis are chronicled by Gideon (www.GideonOnline.com) .  Where relevant information is given, bear meat is specified as the food vehicle in 13.6% of these outbreaks – see chart below. [1,2]  (Additional details and primary references are available from Dr. Berger).

References:

  1. Berger SA. Gideon Guide to Outbreaks, 2017. 1818 pages, 5120 tables, 47454 references. Gideon e-books, https://www.gideononline.com/ebooks/outbreaks/
  2. Berger SA. Trichinosis: Global Status, 2017. 114 pages, 75 graphs, 1037 references. Gideon e-books, https://www.gideononline.com/ebooks/disease/trichinosis-global-status/

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Outbreak of Toxoplasmosis Associated with Ingestion of Venison

Recently, ProMED reported an outbreak of severe febrile illness 5 days following ingestion of venison (http://www.promedmail.org/post/20171026.5405515 )  In the absence of gastrointestinal symptoms, these features are compatible with only a handful of infectious diseases. In 1980, a similar outbreak among American hunters was ascribed to acute toxoplasmosis. [1] The decision support module in Gideon (http://www.GideonOnline.com) also assigns a high ranking to toxoplasmosis.

Reference
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1. Sacks JJ, Delgado DG, Lobel HO, Parker RL: Toxoplasmosis infection associated with eating undercooked venison. Am J Epidemiol. 1983; 118(6): 832-8; https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6650484

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Update: October 27, 2017

GIDEON what’s new summary: October 25 to October 27, 2017

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (15 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (44 updates)

  • 12 Diseases
  • 32 Country notes
  • Map

Microbiology – Mycobacteria (7 updates)

  • 1 New Mycobacteria Added
  • 3 Mycobacteria
  • 3 New Mycobacteria Synonyms Added

Tick-borne Encephalitis in France

The first case of Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) in France was reported in 1968. Approximately 30 cases  were reported during 1968 to 1997 (virtually all from Alsace); and 64 cases (0 fatal) were reported in  the Alsace region during 1968 to 2005.  54 cases were confirmed nationwide during 2013 to 2016 – 48 autochthonous (including 43 in the Alsace region and 5 in the Alpine region) and 6 imported.

Cases were reported from Faverges and Grenoble in 2002, the Bordeaux area in 2006, and Strasbourg in 2016 (publication year).

Although rates in France are relatively low in comparison to those of other Western European countries, the yearly incidence of TBE almost trippled between 2014 to 2016.

 

Seroprevalence surveys:

1996 / individuals in eastern France / 8%

1996 / individuals in Lorraine / 1.6%

2008 (publication year) / workers exposed to tick bites in Eastern France / 3.4%

 

References:

  1. Berger SA. Infectious Diseases of France, 2017. 671 pages, 356 graphs, 2,588 references Gideon e-books, https://www.gideononline.com/ebooks/country/infectious-diseases-of-france/
  2. Berger SA. Tick-borne Encephalitis: Global Status, 2017. 75 pages, 45 graphs, 674 references Gideon e-books, https://www.gideononline.com/ebooks/disease/tick-borne-encephalitis-global-status/

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Update: October 25, 2017

GIDEON what’s new summary: October 22 to October 25, 2017

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (18 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (67 updates)

  • 29 Diseases
  • 38 Country notes
  • Map

Update: October 22, 2017

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

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (19 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (143 updates)

  • 59 Diseases
  • 84 Country notes
  • Map

Infectious Diseases – Vaccines (3 updates)

  • 3 Vaccines

Microbiology – Bacteria (1 updates)

  • 1 Bacteria

Microbiology – Mycobacteria (1 updates)

  • 1 Mycobacteria

Update: October 20, 2017

GIDEON what’s new summary: October 18 to October 20, 2017

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (19 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (50 updates)

  • 22 Diseases
  • 28 Country notes
  • Map

Infectious Diseases – Vaccines (1 updates)

  • 1 Vaccine

Microbiology – Bacteria (1 updates)

  • 1 Bacteria

Update: October 18, 2017

GIDEON what’s new summary: October 16 to October 18, 2017

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (13 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (71 updates)

  • 32 Diseases
  • 39 Country notes
  • Map

Infectious Diseases – Drugs (1 updates)

  • 1 Interacting drugs – New

Microbiology – Bacteria (7 updates)

  • 2 Bacteria
  • 2 New Bacteria Synonyms Added
  • 3 Microbes – New

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