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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 Chronic non-communicable diseases and mental health in Africa.

This chapter reviews basic science, practice and policy related to mental health and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in African settings. It presents the prevalence and epidemiological research on the co-occurrence of NCDs and mental disorders. It discusses the global agenda for mental health and...

Author(s)
Huang KengYen; Cheng, S.; Gathibandhe, R.; Bauta, B. H.; Akena, D. H.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643328)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Giardia</i> and giardiasis: an overview of recent developments.

Giardia lamblia is one of the most common protozoan enteric pathogens that inhabits the upper small intestine of humans and several other vertebrates and causes giardiasis. Global prevalence of giardiasis has been estimated to be 300 million cases annually. To adapt in environments both inside and...

Author(s)
Sandipan Ganguly; Dibyendu Raj
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645216)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Home parenteral nutrition-associated liver disease.

This chapter reviews literature data on the prevalence, risk factors, diagnosis, physiopathology, treatment, and prevention of home parenteral nutrition (HPN)-related liver disease. Available evidence shows that HPN-associated liver disease is related to both the HPN regimen and underlying disease. ...

Author(s)
Djemah, V. B.; Colomb, V.; Corcos, O.; Messing, B.; Joly, F.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643113)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Eating disorder syndromes: anorexia and bulimia nervosa.

This book chapter provides a definition of the conditions of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, examines their prevalence and the existence of related disturbances, describes their physiological and psychological consequences, identifies correlates and probable causes of the disorders, and...

Author(s)
Worobey, J.; Tapper, B. J.; Kanarek, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644448)
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

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