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Diseases Can be Aggravated by Climate Change

“By merging pathogenic disease lists of databases from the CDC (United States Centers for Disease Control) and GIDEON (Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Network), we compiled a comprehensive list of human pathogenic diseases…. While we expected to find some effects of climate change on diseases, the magnitude we found in our results was startling: over 58% of pathogenic diseases affecting humanity can be aggravated by climate change”

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Climate Change Aggravates More Than Half of Infectious Diseases

“This is one of the conclusions of a study published in the journal Nature Climate Change. Of the 375 infectious diseases affecting people, 218 (58%) are exacerbated by the climate crisis. This figure rises to 277 when including non-communicable conditions such as asthma, insect bites and snake bites…. The study was based on data from the Global Infectious Disease and Epidemiology Network (GIDEON) and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).”

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GIDEON and Climate Change Impact: Deadlier Diseases

“…out of the authoritative list of 375 infectious diseases documented to have impacted humanity—based on records by the Global Infectious Disease and Epidemiology Network (GIDEON) and the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)—58 percent, or 218 infectious diseases, were aggravated by climatic hazards.”

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GIDEON Helps See Impact of Climate Change

“Climate change has exacerbated more than 200 infectious diseases and dozens of non-transmissible conditions, such as poisonous-snake bites, according to an analysis1… The researchers discovered that climate change has aggravated 218, or 58%, of the 375 infectious diseases listed in the Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Network (GIDEON), and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System.”

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A Tale as Old as Time: the Start of the Anti-Vax Movement & Vaccine Hesitancy Webinar Recording Now Live

Explore how mistrust and hesitancy towards vaccines have arisen over time and how these attitudes have impacted public health. Additionally, we will discuss what can be done to build trust in vaccines and reduce hesitancy.

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GIDEON Helps Find Climate Change Can Worsen More Than Half of Infectious Diseases

“To compile the data, investigators searched 10 keywords on GIDEON (Global Infectious Disease and Epidemiology Network) and CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) databases… if someone wants to “do a modeling study and they want to focus on a specific area, the specific examples in the literature are already there” in the extensive database.”

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Varicella-Zoster And The Evolution Of Public Health Approach To The Virus Webinar Recording Now Live

The virus responsible for chickenpox and shingles has a fascinating epidemiological history. Join our resident epidemiologist Kim Hazel, MPH, to learn about the only shingles outbreak ever recorded, the changing public approach to the Varicella-Zoster virus, and why it is so hard to eradicate. Fun trivia included!

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Imported Diseases: Ongoing Monkeypox Outbreak and Salmonellosis in a Chocolate Egg Webinar Recording is Now Live

How can a clinician diagnose imported monkeypox and prevent its spread? And what happens when chocolate eggs become vectors for salmonella? Join Stephen A. Berger, MD, and review two recent events: the ongoing multi-national outbreak of Monkeypox and 187 cases of salmonellosis attributed to Kinder Surprise products.

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10 Things You Can Do With GIDEON Webinar Recording is Now Live!

Did you know GIDEON can help with your systematic reviews? Or that you can use a dynamic decision tree to identify Staphylococcus aureus in 10 seconds or less? Learn the other 8 things you can do with GIDEON that may surprise you! Check out our webinar recording to learn about what GIDEON can do, some sweet tips, and maybe a chuckle or two.

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GIDEON Featured in Every Patient Tells a Story by Lisa Sanders, MD

Excerpt from the book Every Patient Tells a Story: Medical Mysteries and the Art of Diagnosis by Lisa Sander:

“Laboratory cultures of blood and stool could probably provide an accurate identification, but this would take days. And this patient was too sick to wait. <…> Dr. Bia turned to his computer and consulted his own expert – GIDEON. <…> Within ten minutes he had a plan. “I used GIDEON to be certain I didn’t miss anything,” he told me later. “It confirmed my hunch about the best way to proceed.”

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Polio Outbreaks: Should You Worry? An Infectious Disease Expert Explains.

In March 2022, the World Health Organization (WHO) was notified of a few cases of polio circulating in Jerusalem, Israel. As of April 15th, 2022, one unvaccinated four-year-old child had symptoms of polio, but the rest of the six were asymptomatic. The polio cases detected in Israel are circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 3. 

To make sense of the latest polio news for us, an infectious disease expert, Dr. Stephen Berger (MD), discusses polio cases, vaccines, and more on a podcast with Robert Herriman of Outbreak News. 

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Biological Invasions Facilitate Zoonotic Disease Emergences

“Outbreaks of zoonotic diseases are accelerating at an unprecedented rate in the current era of globalization, with substantial impacts on the global economy, public health, and sustainability… To address this knowledge gap, we use a global database of 10,473 zoonosis events since the year 1348 (compiled with the assistance of GIDEON)…”

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