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Modeling Disease Transmission and its Prevention by Disinfection

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  • Author: Christon J. Hurst, United States of America Environmental Protection Agency, Ohio
C. J. Hurst, P. A. Murphy, R. A. Ross, M. T. Lee, J. B. Rose, J. T. Lisle, C. N. Haas, R. M. Clark, S. E. Regli, M. H. Stewart, B. H. Olson, S. Clark, P. Scarpino, S. A. Sattar, V. S. Springthorpe, D. J. Gaber, T. M. Cusack, E. Scott, A. B. Margolin, V. C. Chamberlain, P. F. Roessler, B. F. Severin, G. Le Jean, G. Abraham
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  • Date Published: October 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521121163

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  • This reference work describes the routes by which disease causing microorganisms are transmitted and how disease transmission is prevented by disinfection and control of microbial growth. The first part of this book addresses the processes of infectious disease transmission and prevention. The second section specifically deals with the prevention of infectious diseases that are transmitted by water or food. The third part considers disease transmission by aerosols, environmental surfaces and medical devices. The final four chapters describe some essential mechanisms of disinfection. Throughout this volume, experts demonstrate how our ability to model the processes of disease transmission and disinfection helps us understand them.

    • Addresses the two most basic issues in public health: how is disease transmitted and how can its spread be prevented?
    • Disease transmission frequently captures the headlines, e.g. outbreaks of Legionnaires disease, flu epidemics, spread of AIDS, etc.
    • The emphasis on modelling approaches makes the book applicable worldwide
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    "The style of writing is technical with extensive references. Recommended as a general resource reference..." J.D. Campbell, Choice

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    • Date Published: October 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521121163
    • length: 428 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.63kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. The transmission and prevention of disease C. J. Hurst and P. A. Murphy
    2. Strategies for modeling microbial colonization of the human body in health and disease R. A. Ross and M T Lee
    3. Role of pathogen monitoring in microbial risk assessment J. B. Rose, J. T. Lisle and C. N. Haas
    4. Estimating the risk of acquiring infectious disease from ingestion of water C. J. Hurst, R. M. Clark and S. E. Regli
    5. Bacterial resistance to potable water disinfectants M. H. Stewart and B. H. Olson
    6. Preventing foodborne infectious disease C. J. Hurst
    7. Disinfection of microbial aerosols S. Clark and P. Scarpino
    8. Transmission of viral infections through animate and inanimate surfaces and infection control through chemical disinfection S. A. Sattar and V. S. Springthorpe
    9. The role of chemical disinfectants in controlling bacterial contaminants on environmental surfaces D. J. Gaber, T. M. Cusack and E. Scott
    10. Sterilization and disinfection of medical devices A. B. Margolin and V. C. Chamberlain
    11. Ultraviolet light disinfection of water and wastewater P. F. Roessler and B. F. Severin
    12. Thermal inactivation of microorganisms G. Le Jean and G. Abraham
    Index.

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    Christon J. Hurst, United States of America Environmental Protection Agency, Ohio

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    C. J. Hurst, P. A. Murphy, R. A. Ross, M. T. Lee, J. B. Rose, J. T. Lisle, C. N. Haas, R. M. Clark, S. E. Regli, M. H. Stewart, B. H. Olson, S. Clark, P. Scarpino, S. A. Sattar, V. S. Springthorpe, D. J. Gaber, T. M. Cusack, E. Scott, A. B. Margolin, V. C. Chamberlain, P. F. Roessler, B. F. Severin, G. Le Jean, G. Abraham

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