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“The database contents are extensive: some epidemiological data goes back to 1348, and around 2,000 pathogens, 360 diseases, and 30,000 drugs and vaccines are included. The sources for the information are clearly indicated, including abstracts for academic articles <…> Epidemiologists, public health professionals, and researchers in pharmacology, infectious diseases, and molecular sciences will find this database invaluable, and students/faculty in these areas likely will too.”
“GIDEON, one of the world’s leading databases on infectious diseases, released their robust 2022 COVID-19 e-book, the most comprehensive data on the disease to date. GIDEON subscribers can also access updated 2022 versions of over 424 ebooks on other infectious diseases….”
“Every war has two types of battles, one against the enemy and the other against infection. Combat greatly increases the risk for the spread of infectious diseases. Pneumonia, dysentery, and scores of other contagions can severely magnify the devastating losses of war,” says Uri Blackman, CEO and co-founder of GIDEON Informatics. “To help the brave medics of Ukraine in their fight, GIDEON has released a comprehensive ebook of infectious diseases – focused on Ukraine.”….”
“This new addition was a popular request by veterinary colleges around the world. Prion diseases affect the brains of animals and humans and are generally fatal. There are no known drugs for these conditions and no vaccines….”
“GIDEON Informatics partnered with Jisc, the UK’s digital body for education and research, for an exciting one-year pilot agreement. Jisc members get an exclusive discount to access the popular GIDEON comprehensive infectious diseases database as part of the subscription offer….”
Whooping cough, or pertussis, was one of the most common childhood diseases and a major cause of childhood mortality in the United States in the last century.
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“We strongly believe that persons with disabilities, including varying levels of visual impairment, have every right to access, learn, study, and help the world fight against infectious diseases,” stated Kristina Symes, Managing Director at GIDEON Informatics. “Over 200 publications have already used GIDEON for their research. With our new AA-level accessibility, all academic and corporate users can leverage the platform to advance the field of epidemiology.”
Over 1,800 charts have been added to the robust GIDEON epidemiology database and diagnostic toolkit. Now, researchers can download ready-to-use graphs on SARS-CoV-2 cases, cumulative cases, cumulative case rates per 100,000 persons, deaths, mortality rates, cumulative death rates by country, region, or worldwide. GIDEON also supports the creation of custom charts to compare data from one country or region versus another over time.
“With COVID-19 dominating the headlines and the medical literature, healthcare professionals have little time to keep up with the rapidly evolving global Infectious Disease landscape beyond this one subject. With health authorities reporting new outbreaks of Dengue, Cholera, Plague, and Ebola, it is more important than ever to remain alert to emerging threats to global health.
“We want researchers to focus on what they do best – using epidemiology to help the world understand and prepare for infectious disease outbreaks,” says Uri Blackman, CEO at GIDEON Informatics. “In just the past three years, almost 200 scientific studies that used GIDEON data were published. Now with GIDEON R, many more researchers can access valuable infectious disease data with minimal coding.”
Researchers who already tried the beta version of the GIDEON R package found it extremely efficient.
“In the past two years, we have observed a heightened interest in infectious diseases, especially from researchers focusing on Southeast Asia. Partnering with Flysheet Med-Informatics is an important step towards delivering quality data on infectious diseases to Taiwan and the Greater China healthcare systems.”
Daniel Su, Product Manager at FlySheet, stated, “This partnership brings together GIDEON Informatics’ global leadership in infectious diseases with FlySheet’s extensive sales network to enable mass distribution of GIDEON’s valuable data and platform to the local healthcare community.”
The GIDEON resource for surveys can prove invaluable for public health officials, researchers, and clinicians trying to stay ahead of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and its mutants. Now, as work, school, and international travel open up once again, monitoring prevalence and seroprevalence surveys from around the world can help prevent the next pandemic.
GIDEON Informatics is a one-stop reference shop for data on infectious diseases. Users can find interactive maps of 25,000+ current and historical infectious disease outbreaks dating back to the early 1900s.
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