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Cover for Communicable disease theory.

The previous chapter attempted to unify communicable diseases into basic units, the agent, a route of transmission to a host, and the way the environment influenced the outcome. This chapter looks at interactions between these various elements in an analytical way, by discussing the following...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647425)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Food-borne diseases.

This chapter reviews the various types of foodborne diseases affecting humans, describing their aetiology, clinical features, diagnosis, mode of transmission, incubation period, period of communicability, occurrence and distribution, control and prevention, treatment, and surveillance. These...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647425)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Diseases of soil contact.

This chapter reviews some of the common soil-transmitted diseases of humans, describing their aetiology, clinical features, diagnosis, mode of transmission, incubation period, period of communicability, occurrence and distribution, control and prevention, treatment, and surveillance. These include...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647425)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Diseases of water contact.

This chapter focuses on 3 waterborne diseases of humans, namely schistosomiasis, Dracunculus medinensis infection and Buruli ulcer, describing their aetiology, clinical features, diagnosis, mode of transmission, incubation period, period of communicability, occurrence and distribution, control and...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647425)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Skin infections.

This chapter focuses on the following common skin infections in humans: varicella/herpes zoster, measles, rubella, mumps, streptococcal (Streptococcus pyogenes) skin infections, and leprosy. For each disease, the following information is provided: aetiology, clinical features, diagnosis, mode of...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647425)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Respiratory diseases and other airborne-transmitted infections.

This chapter focuses on airborne infections that present as diseases of the respiratory system and also diseases of other systems of the body that are transmitted via airborne route. These diseases include tuberculosis, acute respiratory infections (such as common cold, pneumonia, and bronchitis),...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647425)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Diseases transmitted via body fluids.

This chapter focuses on infectious diseases that are transmissible via body fluids such as blood, serum, saliva, and seminal fluid. These include venereal syphilis, gonorrhoea, Chlamydia trachomatis infection, trichomoniasis and non-gonococcal urethritis, lymphogranuloma venereum, granuloma...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647425)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Insect-borne diseases.

This chapter focuses on infectious diseases that are transmitted by flying insects such as mosquitoes, Simulium spp., tsetse flies, sandflies, and reduviid bugs. These diseases include: arboviral diseases presenting mainly as fever or arthritis (Chikungunya, O'nyong-nyong, West Nile, Orungo,...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647425)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Ectoparasite zoonoses.

Ectoparasites are non-flying vectors of disease, such as fleas, lice and ticks. They are responsible for an important group of zoonoses, which are often associated with animals in which the reservoir of infection is found. Because of the close interrelationship between the ectoparasite and the...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647425)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Domestic and synanthropic zoonoses.

The clinical aspects, diagnosis, transmission, prevalence, prevention and control of zoonotic infections such as rabies, lassa fever, leptospirosis, anthrax, brucellosis, toxoplasmosis, larval migrans, toxocariasis, and hydatid disease were discussed.

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647425)
Type
Book chapter