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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 6 (Page no: 86)

Classification of communicable diseases.

This chapter looks at different ways that infectious diseases can be classified. The classification of infectious diseases based on disease state or organism by which they are best identified or the main methods of transmission is described. Disease control methods are discussed, including vector control, hand washing and personal hygiene, food hygiene, water supply, vaccination and drug therapy.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Elements of communicable diseases. Author(s): Webber, R.
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: 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.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Watermell, Ardfern, Lochgilphead, Argyll PA31 8QN, UK.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2020
  • ISBN
  • 9781786395245
  • Record Number
  • 20193482659