GIDEON what’s new summary: July 24 to July 27, 2018
- 12 Diseases
- 74 Diseases
- 127 Country notes
GIDEON what’s new summary: July 22 to July 24, 2018
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]
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GIDEON what’s new summary: July 20 to July 22, 2018
GIDEON what’s new summary: July 18 to July 20, 2018
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.
GIDEON what’s new summary: July 12 to July 15, 2018
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”
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/