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Control of Communicable Diseases in Man

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Fifteenth edition. Benenson Abram S.. ; ed. 532 pages. Washington, D.C.: : American Public Health Association; ; 1990.. $15.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1991;115(5):416. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-115-5-416_1
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An authoritative and detailed manual on the range of viral, bacterial, protozoan, and worm infections and infestations that produce human disease. Includes those diseases exotic to North America but increasingly important in our age of easy and rapid travel. The topical sections are arranged alphabetically, with "acquired immunodeficiency syndrome" first and "zygomycosis" last. Each section considers, as appropriate, the infectious or infesting agent, occurrence, reservoir, mode of transmission, incubation period, period of communicability, susceptibility, host resistance, and methods of control (preventive measures; control of patients, contacts, and the immediate environment; epidemic measures; disaster implications; and international measures). Would be a


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