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Communicable disease epidemiology and control.

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This book discusses common infectious diseases in 19 chapters, with emphasis on the epidemiological aspects. Specific topics covered are the following: elements of communicable diseases; communicable disease theory; control principles and methods; control strategy and organization; notification and health regulations; classification of communicable diseases; water-washed diseases; faecal-oral dise...

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Chapter 9 (Page no: 97)

Food-borne diseases.

The emphasis of this chapter is foodborne diseases. Included in the discussion for each disease are description of the organism involved, clinical features of the infection, diagnosis, transmission, incubation period, communicability, occurrence and distribution, control and prevention, treatment and surveillance. Mentioned infectious diseases in this chapter classification are: food poisoning (Salmonella, Staphylococcus, Clostridium or Campylobacter jejuni, ciguatera toxin produced by the dinoflagellate Gambierdiscus toxicus, shellfish poisoning due to Gonyaulux, Gymnodinium, Dinophysis or Alexandrium and inorganic contaminants/toxins in food), intestinal fluke (Fasciolopsis); sheep liver fluke (Fasciola hepatica); fish-transmitted liver flukes (Clonorchis sinensis also called Opisthorchis sinensis); lung fluke (Paragonimus westermani); fish tapeworm (Diphyllobothrium latum); beef and pork tapeworms (Taenia saginata and T. solium, respectively); and trichinosis (Trichinella spiralis, T. nelsoni, T. nativa, T. britovi and T. pseudospiralis). Other foodborne infections described in previous and succeeding chapters are mentioned in passing.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Elements of communicable diseases. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 20) Communicable disease theory. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 29) Control principles and methods. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 55) Control strategy and organization. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 66) Notification and health regulations. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 69) Classification of communicable diseases. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 72) Water-washed diseases. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 79) Faecal-oral diseases. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 111) Diseases of soil contact. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 121) Diseases of water contact. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 128) Skin infections. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 138) Respiratory diseases and other airborne-transmitted infections. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 158) Diseases transmitted via body fluids. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 178) Insect-borne diseases. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 225) Ectoparasite zoonoses. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 243) Domestic and synanthropic zoonoses. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 257) New and emerging diseases. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 264) List of communicable diseases. Author(s): Webber, R.