Communicable Disease Epidemiology and Control: A Global Perspective

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Roger Webber
CABI, 2009 - Medical - 291 pages
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.
 

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Contents

1 Elements of Communicable Diseases
1
2 Communicable Disease Theory
20
3 Control Principles and Methods
29
4 Control Strategy and Organization
55
5 Notification and Health Regulations
66
6 Classification of Communicable Diseases
69
7 Waterwashed Diseases
72
8 FaecalOral Diseases
79
12 Skin Infections
128
13 Respiratory Diseases and Other Airbornetransmitted Infections
138
14 Diseases Transmitted via Body Fluids
158
15 Insectborne Diseases
178
16 Ectoparasite Zoonoses
225
17 Domestic and Synanthropic Zoonoses
243
18 New and Emerging Diseases
257
19 List of Communicable Diseases
264

9 Foodborne Diseases
97
10 Diseases of Soil Contact
111
11 Diseases of Water Contact
121

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About the author (2009)


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.

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