Infectious Diseases of Hong Kongis one in a series of GIDEONwww.gideononline.com (Lien -> http://www.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 section is divided into four sections:
1. Descriptive epidemiology
Summary of clinical features
3. Status of the disease in Hong Kong
There are 347 generic infectious diseases in the world today. 197 of these are endemic, or potentially endemic, to Hong Kong. A number of other diseases are not relevant to Hong Kong and have not been included in this book.
In addition to endemic diseases, all published data regarding imported diseases and infection among expatriates from Hong Kong are included.