Infectious Diseases of Wake Island
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Infectious Diseases of Wake Island 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 (gideononline.com) 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 four sections:1. Descriptive epidemiology2. Status of the disease in Wake Island3. ReferencesA chapter outlining the routine vaccination schedule of Wake Island follows the diseases chapters.There are 357 generic infectious diseases in the world today. 185 of these are endemic, or potentially endemic, to Wake Island. A number of other diseases are not relevant to Wake Island and have not been included in this book.In addition to endemic diseases, all published data regarding imported diseases and infection among expatriates from Wake Island are included.