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Control of Communicable Diseases: Laboratory Practice
Burton W. Wilke Jr, David Heymann
Laboratory Practice is a new complement to the Control of Communicable Diseases Manual, a book published by APHA Press for over 100 years and also the primary resource for disease control specialists. This new book addresses the laboratory aspect of disease control and prevention while presenting the material in an easy-to-use format. Laboratory Practice gives an overview of the latest laboratory procedures for each disease, as well as information on laboratory safety practices, the critical role of quality assurance in all testing and the importance of laboratory informatics and rapid reporting processes. With in-depth detail for each disease, this is a must-have for all laboratory scientists, epidemiologists and others involved with communicable disease control. Laboratory Practice supports both planning and response for disease control.
Control of Communicable Diseases Manual 20th Edition
David L. Heymann
Control of Communicable Diseases Manual, 20th Edition Every chapter updated, and most benefitting from parallel updated by international experts, at both, CDC and WHO, priority has been given to ensuring global relevance. New disease variants have been included and some chapters have been fundamentally reworked. The 20th edition is a timely update to a milestone reference work that ensures the relevance and usefulness to every public health professional around the world.
Landeman's Public Health Management of Disasters 4th Edition
The Practice Guide
Linda Young Landesman, Rita V. Burke
The fourth edition of Landesman's Public Health Management of Disasters: The Practice Guide continues to serve as the only comprehensive work that provides a thorough foundation regarding Public Health's permanent role and responsibility in relation to the structure, organization and function of health management in emergency management and disaster prevention, preparedness, response, recovery and reconstruction. Updates to the 4th edition takes into account the most current federal preparedness guidance from the National Preparedness Goal, the National Health Security Strategy, and the National Response Framework. Additional updates to emerging approaches for public health surveillance, laboratory and disaster information systems, as well as hospital surveillance in hospitals are included. New threat and hazard identification, alerting and warning systems are profiled along with the use of new electronic technologies to communicate such as smartphone apps and social media such as, texting and twitter.
Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Prevention, and Control 4th Edition
Patrick L. Remington, Ross C. Brownson, Mark V. Wegner
Chronic Disease Epidemiology and Control, Fourth Edition provides an overview of current knowledge and best practices in the prevention and control of major chronic diseases and their risk factors. Chapter authors highlight many public health successes in which evidence-based interventions have resulted in improved health and the reduction or elimination of disparities. This book tackles some of the most important and vexing public health problems of our time, including how to cope with the rising tide of chronic illness.
Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater 23rd Edition
R.B. Baird, A.D. Eaton, E.W. Rice
Since 1905 Standard Methods For Examination of Water and Wastewater® has represented "the best current practice of American water analysts." Analysts, researchers, and regulatory officials have relied on this comprehensive reference tool as a trusted source of accurate, proven methodology for analysis of natural water, water supplies and wastewater. Hundreds of methods have been approved and are referred to by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Laboratories worldwide rely on this comprehensive reference as the trusted source of accurate, proven methodology for analysis of water, water supplies, and wastewater. It is the essential resource for water analysis professionals.