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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Noah, Norman
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Release Date: 2006-06-01
This volume enables the public health practitioner to understand the principles of communicable disease control, and how to follow these up in practice. The author highlights the practical measures for disease prevention and control in diseases such as HIV, TB, hepatitis and other STIs.
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.