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Communicable diseases: a global perspective.

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This completely updated and revised 5th edition, which consists of 20 chapters, provides a comprehensive account of various types of infectious diseases and their modes of transmission, epidemiology, control strategies, notifications and regulations, as well as an overview of the major diseases established, new and emerging. An integrated eBook is available for online use or download to a desktop,...

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Chapter 20 (Page no: 313)

List of communicable diseases.

This chapter provides a comprehensive list of infectious diseases of humans, which are presented in tabular form and listed in alphabetical order by the most commonly used name. Agents are: arboviruses; bacteria; ectoparasites; fungi; helminths (but not nematodes); nematodes; prions; protozoa; rickettsiae; spirochaetes; toxins; and other viruses (V). Methods of control are: animal elimination, vaccination and the wearing of gloves and protective clothing; testing of donors and treatment of blood for transfusion; chemotherapy where this is used as a method of control; food hygiene, cooking and refrigeration; personal hygiene; vaccination/immunization; sterilization of needles, instruments and blood giving sets; rat control; sanitation; water supply; vector control; and methods for controlling sexually transmitted infections. Incubation periods are the usual range, but exceptions to these limits do occur.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Elements of communicable diseases. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 23) Communicable disease theory. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 34) Control principles and methods. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 60) Control strategy and organization. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 77) Notification and health regulations. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 81) Classification of communicable diseases. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 84) Diseases of poor hygiene. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 95) Faecal-oral diseases. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 116) Food-borne diseases. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 132) Diseases of soil contact. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 142) Diseases of water contact. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 151) Skin infections. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 162) Respiratory diseases and other airborne-transmitted infections. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 185) Diseases transmitted via body fluids. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 204) Insect-borne diseases. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 252) Ectoparasite zoonoses. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 273) Domestic and synanthropic zoonoses. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 289) Pregnancy and infection. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 302) New and emerging diseases. Author(s): Webber, R.