Infectious Diseases of the Netherlandsis 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 the Netherlands
There are 347 generic infectious diseases in the world today. 196 of these are endemic, or potentially endemic, to the Netherlands. A number of other diseases are not relevant to the Netherlands and have not been included in this book.
The Netherlands disease notes include separate sections on the Netherlands Antilles.
In addition to endemic diseases, all published data regarding imported diseases and infection among expatriates from the Netherlands are included.