Communicable Disease Control and Health Protection Handbook

Author: Jeremy Hawker

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  • ISBN: 9781444335675
  • Author: Jeremy Hawker
  • Publ Date: 2012-02-20
  • Edition: 3
  • Pages: 456
  • Imprint: BLACKWELL *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 13918


Health protection professionals need rapid access to authoritativeand easy-to-use information to ensure their actions are based oninternational best practice. This is precisely what the Communicable Disease Control and Health Protection Handbookdoes. This concise and practical handbook is an essential guide forall those who have responsibility for the identification andcontrol of infectious disease.

In the past five years, there have been many major changes inhealth protection practice, and significant scientific progress inthe field, all of which are reflected in this new edition of thepopular Communicable Disease Control and Health ProtectionHandbook. All chapters have been updated in line with recentchanges in epidemiology, new guidelines for control andadministrative changes. Basic principles of communicable diseasecontrol and health protection, major syndromes, control ofindividual infections, main services and activities, organizationalarrangements for all EU countries and sources of furtherinformation are covered. A new chapter on pandemic planning hasbeen included, and the influenza chapter has been expanded to coverseasonal, avian and pandemic flu.

Communicable Disease Control and Health ProtectionHandbook is an indispensible companion for all those who areengaged in health protection, including public health physicians,epidemiologists, infection control nurses, microbiologists andtrainees in the field.


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