Author: Abram S. Benenson
Publisher: American Public Health Association
Release Date: 1995
The most widely recognized sourcebook on infectious diseases, this pocket-sized reference manual covers more than 300 communicable diseases. Easy-to-understand, easy-to-use. Each listing in this completely revised & updated edition includes identification, infectious agent occurrence, mode of transmission, incubation period, susceptibility & resistance, & methods of control, including prevention & epidemic control measures. The 16th edition carries the current ICD 9 codes & the new ICD 10 codes coming into effect in the late 1990s. Many chapters have been added or expanded, making the new 16th edition a must for your reference shelf! This new edition has been thoroughly updated by the world's leading experts in their fields. Several hundred experts from all over the world have reviewed & revised this important work to make it the most accurate, up-to-date resource available anywhere. SPECIAL! SAVE WHEN YOU BUY BOTH! Get the book & a single-user CD-ROM at a special price! (Stock No. 098) $65.00 Nonmembers, $45.00 APHA Members. Softcover (Stock No. 088) $22.00 Nonmembers, $15.40 APHA Members. Hardcover (Stock No. 077) $32.00 Nonmembers, $22.40 APHA Members.
Author: Jeremy Hawker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2012-01-10
Health protection professionals need rapid access to authoritative and easy-to-use information to ensure their actions are based on international best practice. This is precisely what the Communicable Disease Control and Health Protection Handbook does. This concise and practical handbook is an essential guide for all those who have responsibility for the identification and control of infectious disease. In the past five years, there have been many major changes in health protection practice, and significant scientific progress in the field, all of which are reflected in this new edition of the popular Communicable Disease Control and Health Protection Handbook. All chapters have been updated in line with recent changes in epidemiology, new guidelines for control and administrative changes. Basic principles of communicable disease control and health protection, major syndromes, control of individual infections, main services and activities, organizational arrangements for all EU countries and sources of further information are covered. A new chapter on pandemic planning has been included, and the influenza chapter has been expanded to cover seasonal, avian and pandemic flu. Communicable Disease Control and Health Protection Handbook is an indispensible companion for all those who are engaged in health protection, including public health physicians, epidemiologists, infection control nurses, microbiologists and trainees in the field.
Author: Manya Magnus
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Release Date: 2008-07-03
As WHO Director-General Nakajima says of infectious disease, “No country is safe from them.” As public health education grows, so, too will the need for methodologic skills in infectious disease epidemiology. Without these crucial skills, there will be insufficient resources to improve the health of the public, both domestically and globally. Essentials of Infectious Disease Epidemiology is one of the few texts devoted specifically to the methods required to study infectious disease making the perfect introduction to the field for undergraduate and introductory masters-level public health students. It will provide students with the requisite skills to conduct, evaluate, and understand the field of infectious disease epidemiology. Looking for more real-life evidence? Check out Cases 1, 2, 19, & 21 in Essential Case Studies in Public Health, Putting Public Health into Practice.
Author: Jeremy Hawker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2008-04-15
Concise and practical handbook for all those who have responsibility for the identification and control of infectious disease Why Buy this Book?: Clear and concise - combining science, attention to detail and a practical approach Covers basic principles of communicable disease control and health protection, major syndromes, control of individual infections, main services and activities, organizational arragements for all EU countries and sources of further information All chapters updated inline with recent changes in epidemiology, new guidelines for control and adminstrative changes New or expanded chapters on immunization queries, smallpox, SARS, West Nile virus, delibrate release / bioterrorism and on-call response "This comprehensive and practical handbook will provide a very accessible source of detailed information for everyone in the field of communicable disease control." Sir Liam Donaldson, Chief Medical Officer (from the foreword) "This handbook will be a valuable resource for all those who are interested in control of communicable disease, including public-health physicians, epidemiologists, infection control nurses, microbiologists and those training to work in these related fields." The Lancet Infectious Diseases "This book fulfils all the needs of a practical handbook, being easy to use and packed with practical information." Epidemiology and Infection "This would be the first book to reach for in any number of day-to-day or crisis situations in communicable disease control." British Journal of Infection Control "If you undertake on-call public health duties, just buy the book." Journal of Public Health Medicine
Author: Máire A. Connolly
Publisher: World Health Organization
Release Date: 2005-01-01
This field manual is intended to help health professionals and public health coordinators working in emergency situations prevent, detect and control the major communicable diseases encountered by affected populations. The manual is the result of collaboration among a number of WHO departments and several external partner agencies in reviewing existing guidelines on communicable disease control and adapting them to emergency situations. The manual deals with the fundamental principles of communicable disease control in emergencies, which are: Rapid assessment to identify the communicable disease threats faced by the emergency-affected population, including those with epidemic potential, and define the health status of the population by conducting a rapid assessment; Prevention to prevent communicable disease by maintaining a healthy physical environment and good general living conditions; Surveillance to set up or strengthen disease surveillance system with an early warning mechanism to ensure the early reporting of cases to monitor disease trends, and to facilitate prompt detection and response to outbreaks; outbreak control to ensure outbreaks are rapidly detected and controlled through adequate preparedness (i.e. stockpiles, standard treatment protocols and staff training) and rapid response (i.e.confirmation, investigation and implementation of control measures); and disease management to diagnose and treat cases promptly with trained staff using effective treatment and standard protocols at all health facilities.
Author: Kathleen Meehan Arias
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Release Date: 2010-10-22
In today's era, we are forced to realize that outbreaks can occur at any moment. From anthrax to the avian flu, potential outbreaks can spread rapidly through air, water, and other means. Hospital personnel are now being trained to understand and monitor outbreaks in health care facilities. Professionals both in the private health care sector and the public health system now need to recognize, investigate, control and prevent these outbreaks. Outbreak Investigation, Prevention, and Control in Health Care Settings is a timely resource for health care professionals inside and outside of the hospital covering topics such as: Epidemiology Surveillance Programs in Hospital Settings Organisms and Diseases Associated with Outbreaks Ambulatory Care Acute Care Long-Term Care Pseudo-Outbreaks Investigation Control The Second Edition has been completely updated with current information, tables, statistics and suggested readings.
Author: Johan Giesecke
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2017-05-08
Highly practical yet authoritative, the new edition of Modern Infectious Disease Epidemiology has been thoroughly updated and revised in line with changing health concerns. This successful book continues to outline the tools available to the infectious disease student or clinician seeking a thorough background in the epidemiology of infectious and communicable diseases. Building on many case studies and practical scenarios included, the book then uses the tools learnt to illustrate the fundamental concepts of the study of infectious diseases, such as infection spread, surveillance and control, infectivity, incubation periods, seroepidemiology, and immunity in populations. New edition of this popular book, completely revised and updated Retains the clarity and down-to-earth approach praised in previous editions Successfully combines epidemiological theory with the principles of infectious disease treatment and control A highly experienced author brings a personal and unique approach to this important subject All students of epidemiology, infectious disease medicine and microbiology will find this text invaluable, ensuring its continued popularity.
Author: Patrick L. Remington
Publisher: Amer Public Health Assn
Release Date: 2010-01
Provides information on chronic disease epidemiology, prevention, and control. For professional and students. The three major sections are: public health approaches to chronic disease control, selected lifestyle risk factors, and major chronic diseases. Focuses on those disease that account for a large proportion of morbidity and mortality.
Author: Roger Webber
Release Date: 2009
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.
Author: William R. Jarvis
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release Date: 2013-10-17
For over three decades, Bennett & Brachman’s Hospital Infections has been a respected and influential resource in the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). Now in its Sixth Edition, the book continues to provide readers with the latest information in the field of healthcare epidemiology, infection control, patient safety, and the prevention and control of HAIs. Many of the current contributors are or were employed by or trained at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and have a thorough knowledge of healthcare epidemiology. Topics covered include HAI epidemiology; surveillance; control programs; antimicrobial stewardship;antimicrobial resistance; mechanisms of resistance; sterilization and disinfection; food-borne diseases; the role of the laboratory, intensive care unit, operating room, dialysis, and nursery settings; and specific hospital-acquired infections.
Author: Pedro N. Acha
Publisher: Pan American Health Org
Release Date: 2003-01-01
In recent years, zoonoses and communicable diseases common to man and animals have gained increasing attention worldwide. Human diseases that have their origins in infected animals, such as AIDS or Creutzfeldt-Jakob, have highlighted the need for a better understanding of animal diseases in terms of their epidemiology, mechanism of transmission to man, diagnosis, prevention and control. Encroachment into formerly little known ecological areas has increased exposure to such diseases. Also, the speed of modern travel facilitates the spread of the diseases once confined to specific geographic areas. Animal migration and trade pose a similar threat. This new edition provides a detailed overview of the most important zoonotic diseases including: its first appearance, most important outbreaks, latest scientific knowledge, and causative agents. It includes etiology, geographic distribution, symptoms and occurrence in man and animals, source of infection, mode of transmission, role of animals in the epidemiology of the disease, diagnostic techniques and prevention and control measures; name and number according to the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD -10.). It also includes an index covering synonyms and etiologic agents' names.