Optimism that communicable diseases are no longer a threat is clearly misplaced. New diseases, such as HIV, have appeared and some chronic conditions, such as gastric ulcers, have been shown to be caused by infectious agents. This book is about controlling such diseases, a task that is impossible without surveillance, knowledge of basic microbiology and multi-disciplinary public health teams. The book examines the challenges facing different countries regarding:
Specific infections including hepatitis, TB, influenza and gastroenteritis
Series Editors: Rosalind Plowman and Nicki Thorogood.
Professor of Public Health and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He specialises in the epidemiology of infectious disease, especially surveillance, although he has also published widely on outbreaks and vaccines. His other professional interests include the hygiene of skin piercing, and he has produced national guidelines for acupuncturists, tattooists, body piercers, ear piercers, beauty therapists and hairdressers.
Overview of the book SECTION 1 SURVEILLANCE Chapter 1:General Principles of Surveillance Chapter 2:Implementing A Surveillance System Chapter 3:European and International Surveillance Chapter 4:Some Exercises In Surveillance SECTION 2 OUTBREAKS Chapter 5:Epidemiological investigation of an outbreak Chapter 6:Management of an Outbreak Chapter 7:Analytical approach to an outbreak - hep A SECTION 3 VACCINES Chapter 8:Introduction to Immunisation: assessing need Chapter 9:Evaluation of New Vaccines Chapter 10:Delivery of Immunisation Programmes and immunisation policy Chapter 11:Vaccine Efficacy and Effectiveness Chapter 12:Surveillance of vaccination programmes: the post-implementation phase Chapter 13:When poverty is their ally - a practical exercise SECTION 4: TOPICAL THEMES AND INFECTIONS Chapter 14:Influenza and other Respiratory viruses Chapter 15:Tuberculosis Chapter 16:Gastrointestinal infections and food poisoning Chapter 17:Hepatitis Viruses A, B, C, D, E Chapter 18:HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections Chapter 19: Hospital-acquired infection GLOSSARY