Communicable Disease: Epidemiology and Control / Edition 1

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Communicable Disease Epidemiology and Control Edited by Norman Noah King's College School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, UK, and Mary O'Mahony Public Health Laboratory Service, London, UK With the growing interest in communicable diseases and their control worldwide, largely due to new and re-emerging infections, there is a need for up-to-date information in this continually changing field. Timely and wide ranging, Communicable Disease: Epidemiology and Control addresses many of the contemporary issues and provides:
* Detailed and concise examination of management issues, such as commissioning and contracting, setting up an incident room, and legal aspects
* A practical approach
* An examination of a wide spectrum of issues in communicable diseases, including cholera, tuberculosis, Helicobacter pylori, and sexually transmitted diseases
This volume is an invaluable resource for microbiologists, epidemiologists and all professionals involved in public health.

Incl. resugence of cholera & tuberculosis, hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, mgmt, surveillance, incident room etc.

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Editorial Reviews

The first section, on epidemiology, contains contributions which address such topics as global trends in communicable disease control; recent trends in the epidemiology and management of sexually transmitted infections; the global resurgence of cholera; the resurgence of tuberculosis; the epidemiology of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome; and the consequences of infection. The second section addresses management issues. Contributions relating to management include commissioning and contracting issues in communicable disease control; setting up an incident room; the legal aspects of communicable disease control; and regional surveillance of infectious disease. An appendix provides British National Health Service Guidelines (HSG(93)56). Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471972730
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/16/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 274
  • Product dimensions: 6.36 (w) x 9.31 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Table of Contents


Global Trends in Communicable Disease Control (A. Cliff & P. Haggett).

Recent Trends in the Epidemiology and Management of Sexually Transmitted Infections (I. Simms & A. Nicoll).

The Global Resurgence of Cholera (E. Mintz, et al.).

The Resurgence of Tuberculosis (J. Grange).

The Epidemiology of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (R. Khabbaz & J. Childs).

Consequences of Helicobacter pylori Infection (R. Feldman & D. Strachan).


Commissioning and Contracting Issues in Communicable Disease Control (G. Duckworth & A. Cummins).

Setting Up an Incident Room (E. Mitchell).

Legal Aspects of Communicable Disease Control (M. Painter & J. Button).

Surveillance of Infectious Disease in a Region (S. Palmer).



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