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Infectious Diseases of South Africa

Infectious Diseases of South Africa

Infectious Diseases of South Africa is one in a series of GIDEON ebooks which explore all individual infectious diseases, drugs, vaccines, outbreaks, surveys and pathogens in every country of the world. Data are based on the GIDEON web application ( which relies on standard text books, peer-review journals, Health Ministry reports and ProMED, supplemented by an ongoing search of the medical literature.

Chapters are arranged alphabetically, by disease name. Each chapter is divided into three sections:

1. Descriptive epidemiology
2. Status of the disease in South Africa
3. References

A chapter outlining the routine vaccination schedule of South Africa follows the diseases chapters.

There are 361 generic infectious diseases in the world today. 233 of these are endemic, or potentially endemic, to South Africa. A number of other diseases are not relevant to South Africa and have not been included in this book.

In addition to endemic diseases, all published data regarding imported diseases and infection among expatriates from South Africa are included.

Price: $49.99 special $39.99
441 pages , 99 graphs , 1,981 references
2021 edition. 6 MB PDF, 3 MB EPUB, 9 MB MOBI
Updated February 27, 2021. ISBN: 9781498831543

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