The most widely recognized sourcebook on infectious diseases provides detailed, accurate, informative text for public health workers in official and voluntary health agencies, including those serving in the armed forces and other governmental agencies, and for all students of medicine. Each listing is easy to read and includes identification, infectious agent, occurrence, mode of transmission, incubation period, susceptibility and resistance. This 19th edition sticks to a tried and tested structure, but with every chapter updated by international experts at both CDC and WHO, priority has been given to ensuring global relevance New disease variants have been included and some chapters have been fundamentally reworked. The 19th edition is a timely update to a milestone reference work that ensures the relevance and usefulness to every public health professional around the world.
“The Bible” of epidemology and required reference for public health practice. Not a better compact summary of communicible disease prevention to be found.
The 19th edition continues and builds on the traditions of this valuable public health practitioner’s vade mecum. It is comprehensive but concise and up to date. I liked the outbreak map on the back cover.
A complete guide of disease–would have been better if a separate area was there for immunizations and schedule for both adults and children
Product Details :
- Series: Control of Communicable Diseases Manual
- Paperback: 746 pages
- Publisher: American Public Health Association; 19 edition (October 25, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 087553189X
- ISBN-13: 978-0875531892
- Product Dimensions: 1.4 x 4.3 x 6.5 inches