Disease control is an area coming under great scrutiny given the recent spread of the Ebola virus. Introducing the core concepts of communicable disease control, this fully revised public health text will equip students and practitioners with the knowledge of how to apply principles of control and prevention in a range of environments.
Revised to include a larger focus on ethical practice as well as wider environmental, economic and social issues, this second edition also includes activities and questions that help show practical implications of the concepts in the book.
The book examines the challenges facing different countries regarding:
Applied Communicable Disease Control, 2nd Edition
- Surveillance systems and health systems
- Vaccine implementation
- Ways diseases are transmitted
is an ideal resource for students of public health and health policy, public health practitioners, policy makers, specialists, clinicians, and all who practice communicable disease control and prevention.
Understanding Public Health is an innovative series published by Open University Press in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, where it is used as a key learning resource for postgraduate programmes. It provides self-directed learning covering the major issues in public health affecting low, middle and high income countries.
Series Editors: Rosalind Plowman and Nicki Thorogood.