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Title Communicable disease control in emergencies : a field manual / edited by M.A. Connolly
Published Geneva : World Health Organization, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 295 pages) : illustrations
Contents ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; INTRODUCTION; 1 RAPID ASSESSMENT 1.1 Objectives; 2 PREVENTION 2.1 Shelter; 3 SURVEILLANCE 3.1 General principles; 4 OUTBREAK CONTROL 4.1 Preparedness; 5 DISEASE PREVENTION AND CONTROL 5.1 Acute respiratory infections; ANNEX 1 WHO reference values for emergencies; ANNEX 2 Health assessment sample survey forms; ANNEX 3 NCHS WHO normalized reference values for weight for height by sex; ANNEX 4 Weekly surveillance report; ANNEX 5 Case definitions; ANNEX 6 Outbreak investigation kit; ANNEX 7 Organization of an isolation centre and calculation of treatment supplies
Summary This field manual is intended to help health professionals and public health coordinators working in emergency situations prevent, detect and control the major communicable diseases encountered by affected populations. The manual is the result of collaboration among a number of WHO departments and several external partner agencies in reviewing existing guidelines on communicable disease control and adapting them to emergency situations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Communicable diseases -- Prevention.
Communicable diseases.
Disaster medicine.
Disasters -- Health aspects.
Communicable Disease Control -- methods.
Disease Outbreaks -- prevention & control.
Form Electronic book
Author Connolly, M. A. (Máire A.)
World Health Organization.
ISBN 1280436190