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John Walley and John Wright

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199238934

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238934.001.0001

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Controlling major communicable diseases

Controlling major communicable diseases

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(p.259) Chapter 14 Controlling major communicable diseases
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Public Health
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John Walley

Roger Webber

Andrew Collins

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238934.003.014

This chapter argues that water, sanitation, and hygiene as well as TB, HIV, malaria, and other major communicable diseases can be controlled with cost-effective interventions. Effective control depends on knowledge of the epidemiology and control interventions as well as knowledge of the local situation. Commonly, a combination of preventive and treatment interventions is needed.

Keywords:   public health, disease control, communicable disease, water, sanitation, HIV, sexually transmitted disease

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