Author: David L. Heymann
Publisher: Amer Public Health Assn
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Communicable diseases continue to present a challenge to the professionals who track and contain them. These diseases are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality around the world. This new version of "Control of Communicable Diseases Manual", the 18th revision of the favourite of the health community, is available to address concerns about communicable diseases.
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: 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: 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: Kenrad E. Nelson
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release Date: 2013-03-08
Now in its third edition, this comprehensive volume is recognized as the most authoritative review of the epidemiology of infectious disease. Divided into five sections that cover methods in infectious disease epidemiology, airborne transmission, diarrheal diseases, blood and body fluid as a reservoir of infectious diseases, vectorborne and parasite disease. This book includes chapters on methodological issues, pathogenesis, and comprehensive reviews of virtually all known infectious diseases. New to the Third Edition: HIV chapter completely updated including results of trials of Male Circumcision, HIV-vaccines, female condoms, Microbicides and new drugs. Influenza chapter updated with new material on H1/N1 and control/prevention of Influenza during a pandemic. Malaria chapter updated with new information on bed nets, prophylactic therapy of pregnant women and other high risk populations as well as new detailed examination of the organization, implementation, and accomplishments of the WHO--Roll-Back Malaria program; and a new description of the 5th Human Malaria parasite--P.knowlesi and its Epidemiology. Hepatitis chapter is revised with new information on HEV virus. New brief chapter discussing the various models of behavioral change that are useful in Infectious Diseases research--e.g. Health Belief model etc. and much more!
Author: Marie E. Vlok
Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd
Release Date: 1996-01-01
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.
Author: Noah, Norman
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Release Date: 2006-06-01
Optimism that communicable diseases are no longer a threat is clearly misplaced. New diseases, such as HIV, have appeared and some chronic conditions, such as gastric ulcers, have been shown to be caused by infectious agents. This book is about controlling such diseases, a task that is impossible without surveillance, knowledge of basic microbiology and multi-disciplinary public health teams. The book examines the challenges facing different countries regarding: Surveillance Outbreak investigation Vaccines Specific infections including hepatitis, TB, influenza and gastroenteritis
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: Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases at the Karolinska Institute Stockholm and Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology Johan Giesecke
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2017-03-23
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: Joseph Esherick
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Release Date: 2010-10-22
The Perfect Resource for the Primary Care Provider! The Tarascon Primary Care Pocketbook, Third Edition is packed with essential lists, figures, and tables concisely covering the full spectrum of primary care medicine, providing instant reminders of hard-to-remember yet vitally important clinical facts for the primary care physician. While it has been designed for the busy family physician, internist, primary care nurse or other health care provider, it is also the perfect succinct resource for specialists who are periodically required to treat more general practice issues. Additionally, this pocketbook is the ideal guide for trainees on ambulatory rotations. Tarascon Primary Care Pocketbook is meticulously referenced and has been peer-reviewed by an expert multi-disciplinary editorial board.