Author by : World Health Organization Languange : en Publisher by : World Health Organization Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi Total Read : 68 Total Download : File Size : 53,8 Mb Description : This field manual is intended to help health professionals and public health coordinators working in emergency situations prevent, detect and control the major communicable diseases encountered by affected populations. The manual is the result of collaboration among a number of WHO departments and several external partner agencies in reviewing existing guidelines on communicable disease control and adapting them to emergency situations. The manual deals with the fundamental principles of communicable disease control in emergencies, which are: Rapid assessment to identify the communicable disease threats faced by the emergency-affected population, including those with epidemic potential, and define the health status of the population by conducting a rapid assessment; Prevention to prevent communicable disease by maintaining a healthy physical environment and good general living conditions; Surveillance to set up or strengthen disease surveillance system with an early warning mechanism to ensure the early reporting of cases to monitor disease trends, and to facilitate prompt detection and response to outbreaks; outbreak control to ensure outbreaks are rapidly detected and controlled through adequate preparedness i.
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Search Menu As the recent outbreak of Mexican H1N1 influenza virus has so clearly demonstrated, the unpredictable field of communicable diseases is ever evolving, and the spread of infectious disease remains a global public health threat. Moreover, communicable diseases remain a leading cause of mortality and morbidity around the world. Health care professionals working in this fast moving environment need guidance to rely on, to remain up to date with the most recent information and to face the numerous challenges.
This 19th edition, published by the American Public Health Association, is the latest asset to this long tradition. Its editor, David L.
Heymann, is the right man to manage this book for the second time in a row, as his long career exhibits his dedication to disease control to this day. He directed the international response to the Ebola outbreak in Kikwit in Under his guidance, an impressive group of experts in communicable diseases and public health from around the world most working for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and WHO has gathered to write, review and edit this book, ensuring global relevance of the information provided.
As all previous editions, Control of Communicable Diseases Manual, 19th Edition has a clear, well organized format that provides easy-to-read, succinct information. Diseases are listed in alphabetical order, and each disease is described in the same format, covering identification, infectious agent, occurrence, reservoir, mode of transmission, incubation period, susceptibility, period of communicability, and methods of control.
Were applicable, useful references to sources for more extensive information are provided. Because of its concise format, the book is extremely valuable for anyone working in the field who needs a quick, yet comprehensive overview of a particular disease.
This 19th edition starts with a page update including 11 new chapters, covering topics relevant to the ever changing needs in the global public health landscape. Various new fields of interest are extensively discussed, such as reporting of communicable diseases, infection control and antimicrobial resistance, risk assessment, management and communication during an outbreak, outbreak response in bioterrorism, practical guidance for infectious disease control during mass gatherings and humanitarian emergency situations, and handling of infectious materials.
This edition includes guidance on controlling a total of infectious diseases. Much attention is also given to emerging and re-emerging infections. New disease variants are included, and some chapters have been entirely reworked. For example, the chapter on influenza was updated with separate sections for seasonal influenza and human influenza of animal origin eg, covering the avian influenza [H5N1] outbreak in Asia.
In conclusion, this 19th edition is a worthy update of an excellent reference work that ensures its relevance and usefulness to every student, public health professional, and clinician or caretaker working in the field of communicable disease around the world. It is compact, up-to-date, well-structured, and concise without being minimal and provides all the relevant information you need when facing a particular problem related to communicable diseases.
ISBN 13: 9780875530185
The first edition was a page booklet with 38 diseases Public Health Reports , adopted from a pamphlet written by Dr. The second edition in included 42 diseases, but only two arthropod usually mosquito - borne diseases, yellow and dengue fever and one protozoan disease, malaria. Eight diseases were listed as "reportable" : diphtheria, epidemic influenza, measles, meningococcal meningitis, polio, scarlet fever, smallpox, and typhoid fever. The fourth edition in included 13 new infections. The fifth edition erroneously listed pemphigus as being infectious. In the sixth edition the rickettsioses were reorganized.
Control of Communicable Diseases Manual
Search Menu As the recent outbreak of Mexican H1N1 influenza virus has so clearly demonstrated, the unpredictable field of communicable diseases is ever evolving, and the spread of infectious disease remains a global public health threat. Moreover, communicable diseases remain a leading cause of mortality and morbidity around the world. Health care professionals working in this fast moving environment need guidance to rely on, to remain up to date with the most recent information and to face the numerous challenges. This 19th edition, published by the American Public Health Association, is the latest asset to this long tradition. Its editor, David L.