Infectious Diseases of the United States
Infectious Diseases of the United States 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 United States
A chapter outlining the routine vaccination schedule of the United States follows the diseases chapters.
There are 361 generic infectious diseases in the world today. 252 of these are endemic, or potentially endemic, to the United States. A number of other diseases are not relevant to the United States and have not been included in this book.
The United States disease notes include separate sections on American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Marianas, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Wake Island.
In addition to endemic diseases, all published data regarding imported diseases and infection among expatriates from the United States are included.