Communicable Diseases Edition 6

A Global Perspective

December 2019
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  • Published
    26th December 2019
  • ISBN 9781786395245
  • Language English
  • Pages 368 pp.
  • Size 7" x 9"
  • Images full-color throughout
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Completely updated and revised, and now published in its sixth edition, this best-selling text has provided an essential overview of the subject for almost 25 years. A comprehensive yet synoptic account of communicable diseases, it covers theory, epidemiology and control, then systematically groups diseases by their main means of transmission. There are special chapters on infections in pregnancy and the concern of new and emerging diseases, and an annex lists all 353 diseases in an easy reference table.

This edition includes updates to all chapters and a new section on melioidosis. It:

  • Provides information concisely so it can be found at a glance.
  • Includes numerous clear diagrams, bullet points and tables for rapid review and learning.
  • Contains a new full-color internal design and online lecture slides to facilitate teaching.
Communicable Diseases continues to provide an essential resource for doctors, medical students and all those in public health, and for healthcare workers needing a comprehensive yet concise practical text.

1: Elements of Communicable Diseases
2: Communicable Disease Theory
3: Control Principles and Methods
4: Control Strategy and Organization
5: Notification and Health Regulations
6: Classification of Communicable Diseases
7: Diseases of Poor Hygiene
8: Faecal–Oral Diseases
9: Food-borne Diseases
10: Diseases of Soil Contact
11: Diseases of Water Contact
12: Skin Infections
13: Respiratory Diseases and Other Airborne-transmitted Infections
14: Diseases Transmitted via Body Fluids
15: Insect-borne Diseases
16: Ectoparasite Zoonoses
17: Domestic and Synanthropic Zoonoses
18: Pregnancy and Infection
19: New and Emerging Diseases
20: List of Communicable Diseases

Roger Webber

Roger Webber is formerly of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK.

Infectious Disease
Disease Transmission
Public Health