Each disease section includes: disease name, description of the clinical features of the disease, infectious agent, occurrence, disease reservoir, mode of transmission, incubation period, period of communicability, susceptibility and resistance, and methods of control.
Completely updated and revised, and now published in its 6th edition, this book includes 20 chapters providing an essential overview of infectious diseases for almost 25 years. A comprehensive yet synoptic account of infectious diseases, it covers theory, epidemiology and control, then systematically groups diseases by their main means of transmission. There are special chapters on infections in pregnancy and the concern of new and emerging diseases, and an annex lists all 353 diseases in an easy reference table. This edition includes updates to all chapters and a new section on melioidosis. It provides information concisely so it can be found at a glance, includes numerous clear diagrams, bullet points and tables for rapid review and learning, and contains a new full-colour internal design and online lecture slides to facilitate teaching. This book is an essential resource for physicians, medical students and all those in public health, and for healthcare workers needing a comprehensive yet concise practical text.
Provides an unparalleled overview of population-based approaches to the prevention of non-communicable diseases, reflecting the latest research in the field, and a key resource for anyone with an interest in NCD prevention as they develop the knowledge and skills needed for effective population-based prevention strategies.
Communicable diseases are major global health concerns that can devastate whole populations. This revised and updated textbook examines communicable diseases at the community level from an epidemiological perspective, covering both theory and practice in a systematic and globally comprehensive overview of communicable diseases and their control. It includes expanded coverage of epidemiology and clinical aspects, many summary tables and coverage of both developed and developing countries from tuberculosis and malaria to bioterrorism and hospital infections, drawing on the author's personal experience of working in many global locations.
Contains alphabetically arranged entries that provide information about a wide range of health-related issues and concerns; grouped in nine volumes, each of which focuses on a specific topic, with cross-references, illustrations, glossaries, and indexes.
Communicable diseases are community problems, which can devastate whole populations, in both developing and developed countries. Epidemiology is the science of communities that looks at many individuals to try and discover common features in them. From this analysis the cause and characteristics of a disease can be worked out. The first chapters of this book look at communicable disease theory and formulating common principles in both epidemiology and control. Since the first edition, published in 1996, a new section on climate change due to global warming and its effect on disease has been added. Later chapters cover various criteria of communicable diseases including more recent outbreaks that have emerged since the first edition and others which may become important in the future.
This edition, written as South Africa moves from expensive curative health care to a more people-focused primary health-care system, highlights transitional structures and bridges the gap between past and present. Part One focuses on the Government of National Unity and population development programmes, emphasising the role of community nurses in the primary health-care system. Subsequent sections cover factors playing an important role in community nursing, including housing, urbanisation and malnutrition. In accordance with the National Health-care Plan for South Africa, prominence is given to issues such as health education and maternal and child health care. The section on communicable diseases has been updated and takes into account changes in legislation and the latest statistical information. Primary health-care problems at community level are covered in depth. Students and practitioners will benefit from the wealth of information in this new edition.
Past communicable diseases, such as the recent Ebola epidemic, have resulted in many deaths and highlight the potential economic cost of disruptions to air travel and the U.S. and global economies. This book examines the extent to which selected U.S. airports and airlines have plans for responding to communicable disease threats from abroad and to which a national aviation-preparedness plan guides preparedness; and the challenges that U.S. airports and airlines have faced when responding to threats and any actions taken to address them.
This publication presents the latest information on zoonoses and zoonotic diseases in Latin America and the rest of the world. These are two groups of communicable diseases: those transmitted from vertebrate animals to humans; and those common to humans and animals. This volume focuses on bacterial infections and diseases caused by fungi. It contains tables and figures that help explain the transmission cycle and the geographic distribution and prevalence of many of these diseases.
Completely updated and revised, and now published in its fifth edition with an integrated eBook, this prestigious and best-selling text has continued to provide an essential overview of the subject for over 20 years. A comprehensive yet synoptic account of diseases and their modes of transmission, the book covers epidemiology, control strategies, notifications and regulations, as well as an overview of the major diseases established, new and emerging. Communicable Diseases continues to provide an essential resource for all those in public health and medical science, and for healthcare workers needing a comprehensive yet concise practical text.