Communicable Disease Epidemiology and Control: A Global Perspective

Communicable Disease Epidemiology and Control: A Global Perspective

by Roger Webber

Paperback(Older Edition)



Webber (formerly of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK) provides a resource text for doctors, epidemiologists and those working in the control of communicable disease, which will also provide a clear introduction for medical students, public health specialists, and other professionals involved in disease control. The original text has been revised and rearranged for the second edition, with new sections on global warming, socioeconomic aspects, recent outbreaks that have appeared since publication of the first edition--including severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE or mad cow disease), new variant Creutzfeld-Jakob disease (CJD), and the increasing spread of HIV infection--and others that may prove significant in the future. Distributed in the U.S. by Oxford U. Press. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780851991382
Publisher: CAB International North America
Publication date: 10/28/1996
Series: CABI Publishing Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 9.19(w) x 6.13(h) x 0.87(d)

About the Author

Roger Webber was brought up in East Africa and England. Qualified in medicine at the University of London, he travelled to Solomon Islands to work for the government. Along with his hospital duties, he did research into filariesis, for which he obtained a doctorate. After 10 years of service, he became the medical coordinator of a project to put in health services in the south-west part of Tanzania. In 1985 he joined the staff of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, heavily involved in the teaching of MSc students. He did consultancies in many countires of the world, especially Asia and South American, adding to his previous experiences in Africa and the Pacific, to give him a global knowledge of health problems. While in Tanzania he drafted a book for recently qualified doctors, out of which has developed Communicable Disease Epidemiology and Control. Now retired, he lives in Scotland.

Table of Contents

1. Elements of Communicable Diseases

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