Health Reference Series: Global Pandemics and Epidemics and How They Relate to You, 1st Edition

  • Angela Williams
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  • ISBN-10: 0780818172
  • ISBN-13: 9780780818170
  • DDC: 614.4
  • 528 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released February 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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This special edition provides information about widespread disease outbreaks and their associated threats, as well as information about disease management and advice about what to do when infectious diseases spread rapidly to many people.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
1: Understanding Pandemics and Epidemics.
2: The Pandemic Threat: Why It Matters.
3: Outbreaks, Epidemics, and Pandemics.
4: Concepts of Occurrence, Progression, and Spectrum of Disease.
5: Chain of Infection.
6: Deadliest Outbreaks and Pandemics in History.
7: Factors in the Emergence of Infectious Diseases.
8: One Health Initiative.
9: Notable Pseudopandemics of the Last Century.
10: Bioterrorism and the Pandemic Potential.
11: Major Pandemics and Epidemics.
13: Chikungunya.
14: Cholera.
15: Coronaviruses.
16: Ebola.
17: Influenza.
18: Malaria.
19: Meningitis.
20: Nipah Virus Infection.
21: Smallpox.
22: Tuberculosis.
23: Yellow Fever.
24: Zika.
25: Principles of Disease Management.
26: Preventing Avoidable Epidemics.
27: Antimicrobial Drug Resistance and Emerging Infectious Disease.
28: Hospital-Based Infections.
29: Laboratory-Guided Detection of Disease Outbreaks.
30: Disease Surveillance.
31: Role of Technology and Surveillance Systems in Public-Health Response.
32: Disease Control and Containment.
33: Developing Interventions.
34: Pharmacological Interventions: Medical Countermeasures.
35: Community Mitigation Interventions.
36: The Next Pandemic: Are We Ready?.
37: Getting Ahead of the Next Pandemic.
38: The 1918 Flu Pandemic: Why It Matters 100 Years Later.
39: Viruses of Special Concern.
40: Getting Your Household Ready for Pandemic Flu.
41: The National Pandemic Strategy.
42: Strategic Stockpiling for the Next Influenza Pandemic.
43: Global Health Security: Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Global Health Threats.
44: A Look Back at Progress since the 2009 H1N1 Pandemic.
45: Additional Help and Information.
Glossary of Terms Associated with Outbreaks, Epidemics, and Pandemics.
Directory of Organizations.