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Update: July 27, 2018

GIDEON what’s new summary: July 24 to July 27, 2018

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (12 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (201 updates)

  • 74 Diseases
  • 127 Country notes
  • Map

Update: July 24, 2018

GIDEON what’s new summary: July 22 to July 24, 2018

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (9 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (50 updates)

  • 21 Diseases
  • 27 Country notes
  • 2 New Disease Synonyms Added
  • Map

Infectious Diseases – Drugs (1 updates)

  • 1 Drug

Infectious Diseases – Vaccines (1 updates)

  • 1 Vaccine

Leishmaniasis in Palestine

In the following charts, I’ve compared reported incidence rates for cutaneous leishmaniasis in the two states which comprise Palestine.  Note that disease rates in  a third area (Gaza / West Bank) are two- to three-fold those reported by Israel and Jordan.  Significantly, current rates in Syria (per 100,000) are approximately one hundred-fold those of Israel (280 vs. 3 in 2016) [1,2]

 

References:

  1. Berger S. Cutaneous and Mucosal Leishmaniasis: Global Status, 2018. 166 pages , 111 graphs , 1,681 references. Gideon e-books,  https://www.gideononline.com/ebooks/disease/cutaneous-and-mucosal-leishmaniasis-global-status/
  2. Gideon e-Gideon multi-graph tool,  https://www.gideononline.com/cases/multi-graphs/

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Update: July 22, 2018

GIDEON what’s new summary: July 20 to July 22, 2018

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (13 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (202 updates)

  • 73 Diseases
  • 129 Country notes
  • Map

Infectious Diseases – Drugs (8 updates)

  • 2 Interacting drugs – New
  • 6 Susceptibility database – Update

Microbiology – Bacteria (5 updates)

  • 5 Bacteria

Microbiology – Yeasts (3 updates)

  • 3 Yeasts

Update: July 20, 2018

GIDEON what’s new summary: July 18 to July 20, 2018

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (11 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (154 updates)

  • 66 Diseases
  • 88 Country notes
  • Map

Infectious Diseases – Drugs (5 updates)

  • 1 Drug
  • 4 Interacting drugs – New

Infectious Diseases – Vaccines (1 updates)

  • 1 Vaccine

Microbiology – Bacteria (1 updates)

  • 1 Microbes – New

Update: July 18, 2018

GIDEON what’s new summary: July 16 to July 18, 2018

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (10 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (138 updates)

  • 44 Diseases
  • 94 Country notes
  • Map

Infectious Diseases – Drugs (2 updates)

  • 2 Drugs

Campylobacteriosis in New Zealand

The following background information on campylobacteriosis in New Zealand is abstracted from Gideon www.GideonOnline.com and the Gideon e-book series. [1-2]  (primary references available on request)

The incidence of campylobacteriosis exceeds that of any other reportable disease in New Zealand.  In fact, Campylobacteriosis accounted for 42.5% of all notified cases of infectious disease in 2010.  Highest rates are reported during late spring and early summer (November to January).  Rates on South Island are correlated with lower socio-economic level, proportion of persons ages 25 to 44 and density of fresh food outlets. The Far North and much of the rural North Island report relatively low disease incidence during summer, with minimal inter-seasonal variation. Highest summer incidence and inter-seasonal variation are reported in Christchurch, Dunedin, much of the South Island, Wellington and Upper Hutt.  47% of campylobacteriosis cases are acquired from food, 28% direct animal contact, 7% overseas travel, 4% person-to-person transmission and 3% water-related.

The following graph compares the yearly reported incidence of six diseases associated with diarrhea.  Note that giardiasis is more common than salmonellosis, shigellosis and VTEC (verotoxin-producing Escherichia coli) infections in this country.  Significantly, 2,056 patients were hospitalized for Guillain-Barre syndrome (a condition which often complicated campylobacteriosis) during 1988 to 2010.  Decreasing rates of campylobacteriosis since 2007 were ascribed to efficient disease control among poultry.

In the second graph, I’ve contrasted rates of campylobacteriosis in New Zealand with those of other English-speaking countries.

References:

  1. Berger S. Infectious Diseases of New Zealand, 2018. 496 pages , 240 graphs , 839 references.  Gideon e-books,  https://www.gideononline.com/ebooks/country/infectious-diseases-of-new-zealand/
  2. Berger S. Campylobacteriosis – Global Status, 2018. 150 pages , 100 graphs , 1,529 references. Gideon e-books,  https://www.gideononline.com/ebooks/disease/campylobacteriosis-global-status/
  3. Gideon e-Gideon multi-graph tool,  https://www.gideononline.com/cases/multi-graphs/

 

 

Update: July 15, 2018

GIDEON what’s new summary: July 12 to July 15, 2018

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (12 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (122 updates)

  • 42 Diseases
  • 80 Country notes
  • Map

Infectious Diseases – Drugs (22 updates)

  • 1 New Drugs Added
  • 20 Drugs
  • 1 New Drug Synonyms Added

Infectious Diseases – Vaccines (4 updates)

  • 4 Vaccines

Microbiology – Bacteria (8 updates)

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

Zoonotic Disease Deaths in the United States

With the exception of salmonellosis, deaths from Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) * have exceeded those of other reportable zoonoses in the United States for most of the past six decades. [1,2]    Rabies was the predominant cause of zoonotic death prior to 1950; Lyme disease and West Nile fever since 2000.

* Since 2010, reporting of “Rocky Mountain spotted fever” has been broadened to include related diseases –  under the heading “Spotted fever rickettsiosis”

 

References:

1. Berger S. Infectious Diseases of the United States, 2018. 3,166 pages , 510 graphs , 17,038 references. Gideon e-books,   https://www.gideononline.com/ebooks/country/infectious-diseases-of-the-united-states/

2. Gideon e-Gideon multi-graph tool,  https://www.gideononline.com/cases/multi-graphs/

Update: July 12, 2018

GIDEON what’s new summary: July 9 to July 12, 2018

Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (10 updates)

Infectious Diseases – Diseases (360 updates)

  • 99 Diseases
  • 260 Country notes
  • 1 New Disease Synonym Added
  • Map

Microbiology – Bacteria (1 updates)

  • 1 Bacteria

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