Unique features you won’t find anywhere else

Find data, charts, and maps for hundreds of diseases, and access powerful diagnostic and educational tools. GIDEON was developed in collaboration with hundreds of medical scientists, microbiologists, public health professionals, and students from 26 countries.

30,000+ outbreaks

2,000+ pathogens

56,000+ graphs

3,500+ images

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Explore module
Lab module
Diagnose module
Visualize module

GIDEON is the most comprehensive database of historical and current infectious disease outbreaks, encompassing 235 countries and territories.

Infectious diseases

Find rich clinical and epidemiological information on 368 generic infectious diseases. Includes historical and latest outbreaks and current geographical distribution.

In-depth data on 360+ generic infectious diseases (known by 2,800+ names)

Find diseases by fingerprint

Worldwide notes covering the global status of each disease

25,000+ country-specific notes

100,000+ prevalence and seroprevalence surveys

300,000+ references – all in one place

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Anti-infective drugs

Review the pharmacology and usage of anti-infective drugs.

Search over 30,000 drug trade names

Find drugs by toxicity

Find drugs by class or spectrum

Find drugs by interaction

Compare drugs by spectra

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Vaccines and immunoglobulins

Review the pharmacology and usage of vaccines.

1,300+ trade names

Find vaccines by toxicity

Find vaccines by contraindication

50+ forms of toxicity

30+ forms of contraindication

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GIDEON maintains in-depth phenotype
information on over 2,000 medically important bacteria, mycobacteria, viruses, and yeasts.

2,000+ bacteria and mycobacteria (2,000+ related terms)

130+ viruses (530+ related terms)

130+ yeasts and algae (950+ related terms)

600+ images of pathogens

In-depth phenotype information

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Interactive maps

Engaging historical data? Delivered! GIDEON’s interactive disease outbreak and distribution maps cover data going back as far as 1348 AD.

30,000+ outbreaks

Historical outbreaks map for every disease (watch video)

Global outbreaks map by year

Change the map by year range

Rates per 100,000 indicators

25,000+ country notes accessible directly from each map

Filter outbreaks by year

Downloadable outbreak lists

Travel information

Country-specific pre-travel information for travelers and medical practitioners.

Travel guidelines for 230+ countries and territories (watch video)

A list of diseases relevant to each location

Information on the latest outbreaks in each country

Historical vaccination coverage graphs

Routine vaccination schedules

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Comparison tables

Generate side-by-side comparison tables for infectious
diseases, drugs, bacteria, mycobacteria, or yeasts – adding up to 10 at a time!

Compare diseases by clinical findings (watch video)

Compare diseases by fingerprint

Compare drugs by spectra

Compare pathogens by phenotypic characteristics

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Evidence-based medicine

GIDEON is built on an Evidence-Based Medicine database through a multi-step process.

Evidence Gathering

Evidence Selection

Critical appraisal

Daily updates

GIDEON’s Lab module is designed to meet the needs of microbiologists and students undertaking microbiology-related courses. It offers Bayesian analysis-driven pathogen identification facilities for 2000+ medically important bacteria, mycobacteria, and yeasts. These features are unique to GIDEON and cannot be found anywhere else.

Probability engines

Bayesian analysis-driven pathogen identification tools, unique to GIDEON. Each is tailored to the type of microbe being identified, according to their phenotypic and biochemical tests generally conducted in routine clinical laboratories.

Bacteria-specific identification tool

Mycobacteria-specific identification tool

Yeasts-specific identification tool

'Why Not' facility, explaining why a suspected pathogen did not appear on the list

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Decision trees

Interactive, guided decision trees. The feature is intended to help students create, download, and share dichotomous keys used in the classic ‘Unknown microbe’ undergraduate project.

Guided, dynamically generated decision trees for Bacteria, Mycobacteria and Yeasts

Generate and download unique diagrams for future reference

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GIDEON is ideally suited for saving time in Point-of-Care settings while empowering clinicians to consider all possible scenarios.

Differential diagnosis (DDX) toolkit

GIDEON clinical decision support tools are powered by a massive quantity of published medical research and epidemiological data.

Bayesian analysis-driven Probability engine watch video

Step-by-Step diagnosis facility, ideal for teaching the process of diagnosing diseases watch video

'Why Not' feature, explaining why a suspected disease did not appear on the list watch video

First case scenario

Developed in consultation with the World Health Organization to help identify initial cases of known diseases in new settings.

Lists diseases compatible with the signs and symptoms but not endemic to a given country

One place to mix and match 40,000+ epidemiological charts and view outbreak maps and vaccine coverage maps.

Epidemiological graphs

Dynamic chart generation for epidemiologists.

800,000+ data points

Visualize and customize 40,000+ epidemiological graphs for over 360+ diseases

Add up to 6 graphs at a time

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Interactive maps

Engaging historical data? Delivered! GIDEON’s interactive disease outbreak and distribution maps cover data going back as far as 1348 AD.

View Global outbreak maps

Disease specific maps

Access vaccine coverage maps

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