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Cover for Population surveillance and chronic non-communicable diseases.

This chapter elaborates on the lessons learned from specific and potential population-based surveillance initiatives on chronic diseases in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). It includes a historical perspective on public health surveillance in general and chronic diseases in particular,...

Author(s)
Kengne, A. P.; Echouffo-Tcheugui, J. B.; Yaya, S.; Joshi, R.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643328)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Patterns of disease.

In this chapter some basic disease principles that result in the patterns that are seen in populations such as in cases involving a particular village outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease, and outbreak of pregnancy toxaemia in sheep Q fever (due to Coxiella burnetti infection) are presented.

Author(s)
Sergeant, E.; Perkins, N.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936839)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Measuring disease frequency.

This chapter focuses on how to measure the frequency of disease, which is a fundamentally important part of epidemiology (veterinary as well as human). Topics include counting in epidemiological study, ratios, proportion, and rates, measures of morbidity (Illness) in a population, cumulative and...

Author(s)
Sergeant, E.; Perkins, N.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936839)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Diagnosis and screening.

This chapter discusses the important epidemiological characteristics of tests and their practical application and interpretation in epidemiological studies and surveillance activities. The epidemiological evaluation of tests is also briefly discussed.

Author(s)
Sergeant, E.; Perkins, N.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936839)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Introduction to statistical principles.

This chapter is intended to provide an introduction to the theoretical principles that underpin statistics and reviews statistical concepts relevant to a wide variety of statistical methods. Clear and non-complex terminology are used to provide readers with sufficient familiarity with the core...

Author(s)
Sergeant, E.; Perkins, N.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936839)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The origins and development of rabbits.

This chapter discusses the history of rabbits and how people from the past and present in countries such as USA, Spain, Portugal, and Japan have viewed rabbits as pests and pets. A brief history on how diseases from imported rabbits, such as myxomatosis and rabbit (viral) haemorrhagic disease,...

Author(s)
Buseth, M. E.; Saunders, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641904)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for One Health study designs.

A One Health study implies that data on human and animal health, possibly also on ecological indicators, are analysed in an integrated way and are interpreted together. This chapter focuses on population-based quantitative One Health study designs with emphasis on planning of field surveys. The...

Author(s)
Schelling, E.; Hattendorf, J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643410)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Spatial epidemiology.

This chapter begins with a concise description of a case study of wild pigs and Salmonella that is used to demonstrate concepts throughout. The chapter then discusses the major steps involved in visualizing disease data and some simple queries. Finally, a summary of more complete spatial...

Author(s)
Sergeant, E.; Perkins, N.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936839)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Epidemiology of feline seizures.

The prevalence of feline seizures based on semiological, aetiological, symptoms, and breed classification is presented.

Author(s)
Risio, L. de
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641096)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Investigating disease outbreaks.

In this chapter a general discussion of the steps required to investigate an outbreak of disease of unknown cause or where other factors have resulted in an increased occurrence of the disease is presented. Throughout the following discussion, investigation of Menangle virus infection in an...

Author(s)
Sergeant, E.; Perkins, N.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936839)
Type
Book chapter

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