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Communicable Diseases

A Global Perspective



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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-colour 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.

Product code: 9781786395245

ISBN 9781786395245
This well-established textbook provides a comprehensive account of diseases and their transmission, covering epidemiology, control strategies, notifications and regulations. Reviewing the major diseases established, new, and emerging, this new edition includes updates on human endogenous viruses, zika, monkeypox, vaccination, melioidosis and more.