Anthrax in Humans and Animals Edition 4

March 2009
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  • Publisher
    World Health Organization
  • Published
    31st March 2009
  • ISBN 9789241547536
  • Language English
  • Pages 215 pp.
  • Size 7.75" x 10.25"

This fourth edition of the anthrax guidelines encompasses a systematic review of the extensive new scientific literature and relevant publications up to end 2007 including all the new information that emerged in the 3–4 years after the anthrax letter events.

This updated edition provides information on the disease and its importance, its etiology and ecology, and offers guidance on the detection, diagnostic, epidemiology, disinfection and decontamination, treatment and prophylaxis procedures, as well as control and surveillance processes for anthrax in humans and animals.

With two rounds of a rigorous peer-review process, it is a relevant source of information for the management of anthrax in humans and animals.

1) The disease and its importance; 2) Etiology and ecology; 3) Anthrax in animals; 4) Anthrax in humans; 5) Pathogenesis and pathology; 6) Bacteriology; 7) Treatment and prophylaxis; 8) Control; 9) Anthrax surveillance

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