1. Section 1: Introduction

  1. Jeremy Hawker1,2,
  2. Norman Begg3,
  3. Iain Blair4,
  4. Ralf Reintjes5,6,
  5. Julius Weinberg7 and
  6. Karl Ekdahl8,9

Published Online: 28 FEB 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444346961.ch1

Communicable Disease Control and Health Protection Handbook, Third edition

Communicable Disease Control and Health Protection Handbook, Third edition

How to Cite

Hawker, J., Begg, N., Blair, I., Reintjes, R., Weinberg, J. and Ekdahl, K. (2012) Section 1: Introduction, in Communicable Disease Control and Health Protection Handbook, Third edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444346961.ch1

Author Information

  1. 1

    Health Protection Agency, West Midlands, UK

  2. 2

    UK Faculty of Public Health, UK

  3. 3

    GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals, Wavre, Belgium

  4. 4

    Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates

  5. 5

    Hamburg, Germany

  6. 6

    Tampere, Finland

  7. 7

    Kingston University, London, UK

  8. 8

    European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Sweden

  9. 9

    Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 FEB 2012
  2. Published Print: 15 FEB 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444335675

Online ISBN: 9781444346961

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Keywords:

  • communicable disease control (CDC);
  • CDC and health protection;
  • syndrome(s), common synonyms;
  • infectious disease notification;
  • epidemiological framework;
  • endemic and hyper-endemic;
  • infectious period;
  • standard precautions;
  • syndromes, diseases;
  • up-to-date on-call pack

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • How to use this book

  • Basic concepts in the epidemiology and control of infectious disease

  • Health protection on-call