Infectious Diseases of the Netherlands
Infectious Diseases of the Netherlands 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
A chapter outlining the routine vaccination schedule of the Netherlands follows the diseases chapters.
There are 361 generic infectious diseases in the world today. 208 of these are endemic, or potentially endemic, to the Netherlands. A number of other diseases are not relevant to the Netherlands and have not been included in this book.
The Netherlands disease notes include separate sections on the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba.
In addition to endemic diseases, all published data regarding imported diseases and infection among expatriates from the Netherlands are included.