Oceania

Leder, Karin, Torresi, Joseph, and Shaw, Marc (2011) Oceania. In: Petersen, Eskild, Chen, Lin H., and Schagenhauf, Patricia, (eds.) Infectious Diseases: a geographic guide. Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, UK, pp. 241-359.

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Abstract

Oceania comprises over 20 countries with differing levels of health care, socioeconomics, disease surveillance, and intensity of various infections. Whereas some risks occur throughout the region, such as travelers' diarrhea, there is marked nonuniformity in the risks of other diseases. This is well highlighted by malaria: most Oceanic countries pose no malaria risk, but the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea (PNG), and Vanuatu have high intensity of both Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax malaria. Information regarding which Oceanic countries report specific diseases has been summarized in the text and tables below to indicate where in the region infectious risks are likely to be greatest.

Item ID: 23478
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-470-65529-0
Keywords: bacterial and mycobacterial infections; travelers' diarrhea; problems for travelers to Oceania; cases of yaws; cat scratch disease; Bartonella henselae; endocarditis with less than 4 weeks of symptoms; eosinophilia and elevated IgE; gastrointestinal infections; symptoms for more than 4 weeks and in immunocompromised host; Oceania; Mycobacterium ulcerans infection; Papua New Guinea; pulmonary symptoms; immunocompromised host; vaccine-preventable diseases in children; vaccine schedules for Oceania
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2012 01:21
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1108 Medical Microbiology > 110802 Medical Infection Agents (incl Prions) @ 33%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111711 Health Information Systems (incl Surveillance) @ 34%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified @ 33%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920404 Disease Distribution and Transmission (incl. Surveillance and Response) @ 33%
92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920109 Infectious Diseases @ 34%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences @ 33%
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