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Title The public health consequences of disasters / edited by Eric K. Noji
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1997

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 MELB  362.1 Noj/Phc  AVAILABLE
Description xvii, 468 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: I. General Issues -- Introduction Eric K. Noji -- 1. The Nature of Disasters, Eric K. Noji -- 2. The Use of Epidemiologic Methods in Disasters, Eric K. Noji -- 3. Surveillance and Epidemiology, Scott Weatherall and Eric K. Noji -- 4. Managing the Environmental Health Aspects of Disasters: Water, Human Excreta and Shelter, Scott R. Lillibridge -- 5. Communicable Diseases and Disease Control after Disasters, Michael J. Toole -- 6. Mental Health Consequences of Disasters, Ellen Gerrity and Brian W. Flynn -- 7. Effective Media Relations, R. Elliott Churchill -- II. Geophysical Events -- 8. Earthquakes, Eric K. Noji -- 9. Volcanoes, Peter Baxter -- III. Weather-Related Problems -- 10. Tropical Cyclones, Josephine Malilay -- 11. Tornadoes, Scott R. Lillibridge -- 12. Heat Waves and Hot Environments, Edwin Kilbourne -- 13. Cold Environments, Edwin Kilbourne -- 14. Floods, Josephine Malilay -- IV. Human-Generated Problems -- 15. Famine, Ray Yip -- 16. Air Pollution, Ruth Etzel and Jean G. French -- 17. Industrial Disasters, Scott R. Lillibridge -- 18. Fires, Lee M. Sanderson -- 19. Nuclear-Reactor Incidents, Robert C. Whitcomb and Michael Sage -- 20. Complex Emergencies, Michael J. Toole
Summary Illustrated with examples from recent research in the field, this book summarizes the most pertinent and useful information about the public health impact of disasters. It is divided into four sections dealing with general issues, geophysical events, weather-related problems, and human-generated disasters. Throughout the book the focus is on the level of epidemiologic knowledge about each aspect of disasters. Exposure-, disease-, and health-event surveillance are stressed because of the importance of objective data to disaster epidemiology and effective decision-making. In addition, the contributors pay particular attention to prevention and control measures, and provide practical recommendations in areas in which the public health practitioner needs more useful information. The text advocates stronger epidemiologic awareness as the basis for better understanding and control of disasters. A comprehensive theoretical and practical treatment of the subject, The Public Health Consequences of Disasters is an invaluable tool for epidemiologists, disaster relief specialists, physicians, and other public health professionals who treat disaster victims
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Epidemiology -- Methodology.
Epidemics.
Environmental health.
Disasters.
Emergency management.
Disaster medicine.
Public health.
Disease Outbreaks.
Epidemiologic Methods.
Disaster Planning -- methods.
Environmental Health.
Environmental Health.
Disasters.
Epidemiologic Methods.
Disease Outbreaks.
Disaster Planning -- methods.
Disasters.
Genre/Form Book
Author Noji, Eric K.
LC no. 96025497
ISBN 0195095707 alkaline paper