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Cover for Elements of communicable diseases.

This chapter reviews the definition and characteristics of a communicable disease. The key to any communicable disease is to think of it in terms of agent, transmission, host and environment (social and physical). These 4 components of a communicable disease are illustrated and described. This...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647425)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Communicable disease theory.

The previous chapter attempted to unify communicable diseases into basic units, the agent, a route of transmission to a host, and the way the environment influenced the outcome. This chapter looks at interactions between these various elements in an analytical way, by discussing the following...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647425)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Control strategy and organization.

The previous chapters cover the elements and theory of infectious diseases, and how to interrupt transmission with the various methods of control available. This chapter puts all of this information into action when faced by an outbreak, or the instigation of control methods to an established...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647425)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Notification and health regulations.

Because of the serious nature of the disease or the ease by which it is transmitted, some diseases are notified. Individual countries will have their own priorities as to which diseases these should be, whereas international agreement specifies certain diseases which must be notified to other...

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

This chapter discusses the different ways for classifying infectious diseases, such as in terms of aetiology, mode of transmission, disease vectors, hygiene status, and control methods.

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647425)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The animal connection.

This chapter reviews the animal origins of some of the most serious infectious diseases of humans, which include human immunodeficiency virus infections, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus, and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. It also discusses the role of bats as a reservoir host for other...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646824)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Not clean.

This chapter presents a historical account of some of the common infectious diseases of humans associated with unhygienic and unsanitary traditional practices, such as neonatal tetanus, trachoma, yaws and syphilis. The importance of handwashing and hygiene education in the control and prevention of ...

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

This chapter describes 2 human diseases, poliomyelitis and allergies, as examples of how being too clean or less exposure to microorganisms early in life or during childhood increases our future risk for developing diseases.

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

This chapter reviews current understanding of the origin of life, starting with the evolution of Archaea and bacteria, viruses and then eukaryotic organisms including animals and humans. It also provides a historical account of the early understanding of the natural history of human infectious...

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

This chapter reviews archaeological evidence about the origin and evolution of humans in Africa, and describes the origins of the first infectious diseases that plagued early humans. The role of human genetic diversity in disease selection is discussed.

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646824)
Type
Book chapter

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