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Communicable diseases: a global perspective.

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This book, in its fourth edition, offers a comprehensive discussion of all clinically-relevant infectious diseases currently known, including those caused by prions, protozoa, helminths, viruses, bacteria and fungi. Divided into 20 chapters each focusing on a specific group of infectious diseases, important aspects of the clinical diseases are discussed, including their aetiology, clinical symptom...

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Chapter 2 (Page no: 22)

Communicable disease theory.

This chapter provides an analytical discussion on the interactions among the various elements of communicable disease causation, with emphasis on the use of mathematical models in explaining several epidemiological concepts.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Elements of communicable diseases. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 32) Control principles and methods. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 59) Control strategy and organization. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 72) Notification and health regulations. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 75) Classification of communicable diseases. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 78) Diseases of poor hygiene. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 89) Faecal-oral diseases. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 109) Food-borne diseases. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 125) Diseases of soil contact. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 135) Diseases of water contact. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 143) Skin infections. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 154) Respiratory diseases and other airborne-transmitted infections. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 176) Diseases transmitted via body fluids. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 195) Insect-borne diseases. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 242) Ectoparasite zoonoses. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 262) Domestic and synanthropic zoonoses. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 278) Pregnancy and infection. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 291) New and emerging diseases. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 301) List of communicable diseases. Author(s): Webber, R.

Chapter details

  • Year of Publication
  • 2012
  • ISBN
  • 9781845939397
  • Record Number
  • 20123268278