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Cover for Elements of communicable diseases.

This chapter defines communicable diseases and attempts to unify communicable diseases into basic units: the agent, route of transmission, host factors and the environment. The roles of these basic elements in the infectious process are discussed.

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999029)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Communicable disease theory.

This chapter describes the "force of infection" and endemicity concepts, and discusses the epidemic theory in the investigation of common epidemic source, propagated source epidemics, dynamics of epidemics, population size, and food and water-borne epidemics. The estimation of the magnitude of the...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999029)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Control principles and methods.

This chapter discusses how to interrupt transmission of infectious diseases with the various control methods available, including vaccination, environmental control (hygiene, sanitation), vector control (insecticides, repellents, biological control, environmental modification, personal protection), ...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999029)
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 Notification and health regulations.

This chapter outlines the infectious diseases for notification according to international and national (England and Wales) regulations, and suggestions for setting a surveillance system of international and national importance. Vaccination requirements are discussed.

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999029)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Classification of communicable diseases.

This chapter briefly describes the classification of infectious diseases into the following groups: water-washed diseases, faecal-oral diseases, foodborne diseases, diseases of soil contact, diseases of water contact, skin infections, respiratory diseases and other airborne transmitted infections,...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999029)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Water-washed diseases.

This chapter describes the clinical features, diagnosis, transmission, incubation and transmission periods, occurrence, distribution, control, prevention, treatment (e.g., drug therapy) and surveillance of water-washed diseases (i.e., diseases of poor hygiene that can be controlled by increasing...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999029)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Faecal-oral diseases.

This chapter describes the clinical features, diagnosis, transmission, incubation and transmission periods, occurrence, distribution, control, prevention, treatment (e.g., oral rehydration therapy, drug therapy) and surveillance of diseases transmitted through the oral-faecal route, including...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999029)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Food-borne diseases.

This chapter describes the clinical features, diagnosis, transmission, incubation and transmission periods, occurrence, distribution, control, prevention, treatment (e.g., fluid therapy, oral rehydration therapy, drug therapy) and surveillance of foodborne diseases, including food poisoning caused...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999029)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Communicable disease epidemiology and control: a global perspective.

This second edition focuses on the epidemiology and control of infectious diseases common in tropical, developing and developed countries. It has 19 chapters. The first chapters (1-4) discuss the theory and control methods with practical help on how to implement them. Chapter 5 presents the...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999029)
Type
Book

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