The following section is new for this edition of the Control of Communicable Diseases Manual. It aims to provide an overview of several themes and areas significant for the control of communicable disease—and, where relevant, to point the reader to sources of further information. The new chapters are arranged as follows.
Section I: overarching concerns for surveillance, monitoring, prevention and control of communicable disease outbreaks
- Communicable disease control and the International Health Regulations (2005).
- Reporting of communicable diseases.
- Response to an outbreak report.
- Risk assessment and risk management.
- Risk communication during a communicable disease outbreak.
- Communicable disease alert and response during mass gatherings.
- Outbreak response in case of deliberate use of biological agents to cause harm.Section II: important cross-cutting issues in communicable disease control
- Infection prevention and control.
- Mass vaccination in public health.
- Communicable disease control in humanitarian emergencies.
- Handling of infectious materials.
Introduction to New Chapters has been found in Communicable Diseases
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