Infectious Diseases of Portugal

Infectious Diseases of Portugal 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 Portugal
3. References

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

There are 364 generic infectious diseases in the world today. 214 of these are endemic, or potentially endemic, to Portugal. A number of other diseases are not relevant to Portugal and have not been included in this book.

Portugal disease notes include separate sections on the Azores.

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

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400 pages, 176 graphs, 903 references, 2022 edition, 5 MB PDF, ISBN: 978-1-4988-3574-9

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