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A well-respected, compact handbook oriented to the work of public health departments but also relevant to the practice of internal medicine. Short articles summarize information on each communicable disease: identification (clinical characteristics, diagnostic methods and interpretation); the nature and characteristics of the agent; the locales and populations at risk; reservoirs; mode of transmission; incubation period and period of communicability; susceptibility and resistance; methods of control; and treatment (usually discussed only briefly). Note that "communicable" has a wider reference than "infectious"; scabies and pediculosis, for example, are covered.
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Control of Communicable Diseases in Man. Ann Intern Med. 1991;115:237. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-115-3-237_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1991;115(3):237.
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