Infectious Diseases of Papua New Guinea

Infectious Diseases of Papua New Guinea 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 Papua New Guinea
3. References

A chapter outlining the routine vaccination schedule of Papua New Guinea follows the diseases chapters.

There are 368 generic infectious diseases in the world today. 221 of these are endemic, or potentially endemic, to Papua New Guinea. A number of other diseases are not relevant to Papua New Guinea and have not been included in this book.

In addition to endemic diseases, all published data regarding imported diseases and infection among expatriates from Papua New Guinea are included.

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326 pages, 86 graphs, 609 references, 2024 edition, 3 MB PDF, ISBN: 978-1-4988-4410-9

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