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Principles of infectious disease control 

Principles of infectious disease control
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Principles of infectious disease control
Author(s):

Robert J. Kim-Farley

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199218707.003.0096
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date: 15 December 2019

This chapter provides a global and comprehensive view of the principles of infectious disease control through examination of the magnitude of disease burden, the chain of infection (agent, transmission, and host) of infectious diseases, the varied approaches to their prevention and control (measures applied to the host, vectors, infected humans, animals, environment, and agents), and the factors conducive to their eradication as well as emergence and re-emergence.

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