Infectious Diseases of Israel 2010 edition

Infectious Diseases of Israel is one in a series of GIDEON ebooks which summarize the status of individual infectious diseases, in every country of the world. Data are based on the GIDEON web application ( 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 section is divided into four sections: 1. Descriptive epidemiology2. Summary of clinical features3. Status of the disease in Israel4. References There are 347 generic infectious diseases in the world today. 200 of these are endemic, or potentially endemic, to Israel. A number of other diseases are not relevant to Israel and have not been included in this book. In addition to endemic diseases, all published data regarding imported diseases and infection among expatriates from Israel are included.