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Communicable diseases: a global perspective.

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Completely updated and revised, and now published in its 6th edition, this book includes 20 chapters providing an essential overview of infectious diseases for almost 25 years. A comprehensive yet synoptic account of infectious diseases, it covers theory, epidemiology and control, then systematically groups diseases by their main means of transmission. There are special chapters on infections in p...

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Chapter 1 (Page no: 1)

Elements of communicable diseases.

This chapter defines communicable disease and discusses its agents, transmission patterns, host factors (susceptibility, inherent defence mechanisms, immunity and resistance), and impact of social environment (education, resources, economics, communities and movements) and physical environment (topography, climate, temperature, rain, wind, natural disasters, seasonality and climate change).

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 2 (Page no: 23) Communicable disease theory. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 34) Control principles and methods. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 62) Control strategy and organization. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 81) Notification and health regulations. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 86) Classification of communicable diseases. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 90) Diseases of poor hygiene. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 102) Faecal-oral diseases. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 125) Food-borne diseases. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 143) Diseases of soil contact. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 155) Diseases of water contact. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 165) Skin infections. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 180) Respiratory diseases and other airborne-transmitted infections. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 205) Diseases transmitted via body fluids. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 227) Insect-borne diseases. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 277) Ectoparasite zoonoses. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 299) Domestic and synanthropic zoonoses. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 316) Pregnancy and infection. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 330) New and emerging diseases. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 343) List of communicable diseases. Author(s): Webber, R.