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GIDEON is packed with unique features you won’t find anywhere else. Developed in collaboration with hundreds of medical scientists, microbiologists, public health professionals, and students from 26 countries, the new GIDEON is very easy to use and works on any device.

Short on time? Watch an 18min video covering all key features:


Explore module

GIDEON is the most comprehensive database of historical and current infectious disease outbreaks, encompassing 230+ countries and territories.

  • Infectious diseases Find rich clinical and epidemiological information on 361 generic infectious diseases. Includes historical and latest outbreaks and current geographical distribution. +

    • In-depth data on 361 generic infectious diseases (known by 2,700+ names)
    • Find diseases by fingerprint
    • Worldwide notes covering the global status of each disease
    • 23,000+ country-specific notes
    • 80,000+ prevalence and seroprevalence surveys
    • 3,000+ images
    • 250,000+ references – all in one place
    • Download for future reference
    • Share with peers
  • Anti-infective drugs Review the pharmacology and usage of anti-infective drugs. +

    • Search over 29,000 drug trade names
    • Find drugs by toxicity
    • Find drugs by class or spectrum
    • Find drugs by interaction
    • Compare drugs by spectra
    • Download for future reference
    • Share with peers
  • Vaccines and Immunoglobulins Review the pharmacology and usage of vaccines. +

    • 1,300+ trade names (81 generic vaccines)
    • Find vaccines by toxicity
    • Find vaccines by contraindication
    • 54 forms of toxicity
    • 31 forms of contraindication
    • Download for future reference
    • Share with peers
  • Microbes GIDEON maintains in-depth phenotype
    information on over 2,000 medically important bacteria, mycobacteria, and yeasts.

    • 1,900+ bacteria and mycobacteria (2,000+ synonyms)
    • 130 yeasts and algae (953 synonyms)
    • 380+ images of pathogens
    • In-depth phenotype information
    • Download for future reference
    • Share with peers
  • Interactive maps Engaging historical data? Delivered! GIDEON's interactive disease outbreak and distribution maps cover data going back as far as 1348 AD. +

    • 25,000+ 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
    • 23,000+ 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. +

    • Travax vs GIDEON
    • Travel guidelines for 235 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
    • Download for future reference
    • Share with peers
  • 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
    • Download for future reference
    • Share with peers
  • Evidence-Based Medicine GIDEON is built on an Evidence-Based Medicine database through a multi-step process. +


    • Publications (WHO, CDC, Euro-surveillance)
    • Monthly PubMed search
    • National Health Ministry reports
    • Peer-reviewed Journals and Periodicals
    • Texts and monographs
    • International convention abstracts
    • Full list of resources

    Validate, Enter, Update

    • Focus on reliable sources
    • Only peer-reviewed sources
    • Constant updating and fine-tuning
    • Edits for brevity


    • The database is updated daily
    • References links to the source (PubMed and ProMED). See references.
    • Level of evidence provided in the article

Lab module

Identify 2000+ pathogens based on their phenotypic characteristics.

  • At a glance Overview and description of Microbiology features +

  • 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
    • Download results for future reference
    • Share with peers
  • 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
      • Yeasts
    • Generate and download unique diagrams for future reference
    • Share the results with peers


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. +

    • Watch a demo here
    • Lists diseases compatible with the signs and symptoms but not endemic to a given country


Mix and match 34,000+ graphs to generate your own epidemiological charts.

  • At a glance A dynamic chart generation facility for epidemiologists. +

    • Watch a demo here
    • 796,000+ data points
    • Over 34,000 graphs covering 361 diseases in 235 countries and territories
    • Add up to 6 graphs at a time
    • Download for future reference