Tropical Endemic Diseases Control
Selection of publications on the control of the major endemic diseases in developing countries: amebiasis, ankylostomiasis (hookworm disease), ascariasis, bacillary dysentery (shigellosis), cervix neoplasms, Chagas disease (American trypanosomiasis), cholera, dengue, diabetes, dracunculiasis (Guinea worm disease), ebola virus, filariasis, gonorrhea, hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, hydatidosis, leishmaniasis, leprosy, leptospirosis, malaria, measles, meningitis, MERS, obesity, onchocerciasis (river blindness), plague, poliomyelitis, rabies, SARS, scabies, schistosomiasis, sleeping sickness (African trypanosomiasis), syphilis, tetanus, trachoma, tuberculosis, typhoid fever, yaws, yellow fever, zika virus. This database is also integrated in the EDS Discovery Service: use the limiter ‘Endemic Diseases’ on the left side of the EDS results screen!
- Volume: ca. 13,000 records.
- Document types: 88% articles; 9% books & reports; 3% book chapters.
- Language distribution: 80% English; 20% French.
- Scope: highly selective database. While many more publications may be relevant for these topics, only a choice of items received by the ITM library is selected.
- Order: the records are presented in reverse chronological order.
- Keywords: all keywords are in English. The database is indexed extensively for the diseases listed above. All other keywords are descriptive only. No controlled thesaurus is used, so various synonyms may occur.
- Availability: all publications included in the database are available in the ITM library.
- Update frequency: quarterly. Last updated in July 2017.
- Copyright: The Library. Institute of Tropical Medicine 1998-2017.