Infectious Diseases of the Netherlands Antilles
Infectious Diseases of the Netherlands Antilles 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 (www.gideononline.com) 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 the Netherlands Antilles
A chapter outlining the routine vaccination schedule of the Netherlands Antilles follows the diseases chapters.
There are 358 generic infectious diseases in the world today. 191 of these are endemic, or potentially endemic, to the Netherlands Antilles. A number of other diseases are not relevant to the Netherlands Antilles and have not been included in this book.
The Netherlands Antilles disease notes include separate sections on Aruba.
In addition to endemic diseases, all published data regarding imported diseases and infection among expatriates from the Netherlands Antilles are included.