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Title Communicable diseases / editor: Justin Healey
Published Thirroul, N.S.W. : Spinney Press, 2004


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  616.9 Hea/Cdi  AVAILABLE
Description 44 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Series Issues in society ; v. 196
Issues in society (Balmain, N.S.W.) ; v. 196
Contents 1. Communicable diseases --Beware, the untreatable epidemic -- The global infectious disease solution : divergence and convergence -- The world's most deadly infectious diseases -- Bacterial and viral infections explained -- Staying one jump ahead -- Treating the common cold -- The common cold -- Flu facts - what is the flu and how do we treat it? -- Pneumonia explained -- Foodborne disease in the new millennium : out of the frying pan and into the fire? -- Hepatitis A, B and C : an overview -- The secret destroyer -- Basic information about HIV/AIDS -- 2. Vaccination -- Vaccines explained -- The Australian Standards Vaccination Schedule -- Information about immunisation -- A little knowledge sways vaccination -- Vaccination schedule for children -- Vaccination : making your choice -- Flu and pneumonia immunisation -- Invasion of the flu bugs -- Meningococcal disease and vaccination -- Glossary -- Facts and figures -- Further links and resources
Summary Communicable diseases are diseases which are capable of being transmitted from one person or species to another, and include infectious and parasitic diseases. They account for 3.6% of all deaths and about 20% of hospitalisations in Australia, and include sexually transmitted, food-borne and blood-borne diseases. The book profiles the impacts of disease outbreaks and epidemics and lists the causes, symptoms and treatments for the major communicable diseases in Australia, including bacterial and viral infections; the common cold; influenza; pneumonia; food-borne disease; hepatitis A, B and C; and HIV/AIDS. Particular emphasis is given to the issues involving vaccination for all the major vaccine-preventable diseases, as well as additional immunisation for flu, pneumonia and meningococcal disease
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: page 43
Audience For secondary students
Subject Immunization.
Communicable diseases -- Prevention.
Vaccination -- Australia.
Communicable diseases -- Australia.
Communicable diseases.
Communicable Diseases.
Author Healey, Justin.
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