Infectious Diseases of Belgium

by Dr. Stephen Berger, Gideon Informatics, Inc.


Infectious Diseases of Belgium 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 ( 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 three sections: 1. Descriptive epidemiology 2. Status of the disease in Belgium 3. References A chapter outlining the routine vaccination schedule of Belgium follows the diseases chapters. There are 361 generic infectious diseases in the world today. 207 of these are endemic, or potentially endemic, to Belgium. A number of other diseases are not relevant to Belgium and have not been included in this book. In addition to endemic diseases, all published data regarding imported diseases and infection among expatriates from Belgium are included.

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