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Cover for Pregnancy and infection.

This chapter reviews clinical and epidemiological data on infectious diseases affecting maternal and perinatal health, which are presented according to the timescale of a woman's life. These diseases include: (before pregnancy) lymphatic filariasis, leprosy, gonorrhoea, Chlamydia trachomatis...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647425)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for New and emerging diseases.

This chapter looks at new and emerging diseases, infections that have appeared in recent times and others that have not fully developed into the serious problem that they could become. Among the diseases and pathogens described herein include: zoonoses such as avian influenza A, smallpox and...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647425)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for List of communicable diseases.

This chapter provides a comprehensive list of infectious diseases of humans, which are presented in tabular form and listed in alphabetical order by the most commonly used name. Agents are: arboviruses; bacteria; ectoparasites; fungi; helminths (but not nematodes); nematodes; prions; protozoa;...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647425)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Man's best friend?

This chapter discusses diseases transmissible between man and animals (dogs, cats, cattle, pigs), including rabies, echinococcosis, toxocariasis, toxoplasmosis, tapeworms, anthrax and brucellosis. Measures to reduce risk of contracting these diseases are suggested.

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646824)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Cancer.

This chapter describes the incidence of cancer (e.g., breast cancer, prostate cancer, bowel cancer), the viral (hepatitis B virus in liver cancer, human papillomavirus in cervical cancer, and Epstein-Barr virus in non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, nasopharyngeal cancer and Burkitt's lymphoma) and parasitic (...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646824)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Disappeared and emergent diseases.

This chapter presents the history of the occurrence and disappearance of malaria (and its vector) in Europe and English Sweat epidemics in England. Eradication programmes (e.g., vaccination, drug therapy, clean water) against smallpox, measles, poliomyelitis, dracunculiasis, yaws, lymphatic...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646824)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Control strategy and organization.

This chapter describes the events in the investigation, control and surveillance of an infectious disease outbreak.

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999029)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Using a vector.

This chapter reviews the ecology, geographical distribution, life cycle, host range, and feeding and reproductive behaviour of some of the most important disease vectors such as Culex, Aedes, Anopheles, Glossina, Siphonaptera, mites, and ticks. Epidemiological data on the range of human diseases...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646824)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Communicable disease epidemiology and control.

This book discusses common infectious diseases in 19 chapters, with emphasis on the epidemiological aspects. Specific topics covered are the following: elements of communicable diseases; communicable disease theory; control principles and methods; control strategy and organization; notification and ...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935054)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Elements of communicable diseases.

This introductory chapter gives an overview of the elements of communicable diseases, including a definition of what they are from an epidemiological perspective. The elements discussed include the aetiological agent, mechanisms of transmission, host factors (reservoir hosts, intermediate hosts and ...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935054)
Type
Book chapter

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