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Common Infections and Infectious Diseases




Defines, explains and lists ways to control the spread of infections such as:

  • The common cold
  • Influenza
  • Chickenpox
  • Herpes zoster (shingles)
  • Hepatitis
  • Legionnaires' disease
  • Tuberculosis
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Scabies and other skin disease-causing mites

This chapter discusses some of the important features of common infections and infectious diseases such as the common cold and influenza, Chickenpox, Herpes simplex Type 1 and Herpes zoster, Conjunctivitis, Gastroenteritis, Meningitis, Hepatitis, Legionnaires' disease, Scabies, Tuberculosis, HIV and AIDS.


Contents include

  • The common cold and influenza
  • Chickenpox
  • Herpes simplex Type 1 (cold sores) and Herpes zoster (shingles)
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Meningitis
  • Hepatitis
    • Hepatitis A, B, and C
  • Legionnaires' disease
  • Scabies and other skin disease-causing mites
  • Tuberculosis
  • HIV and AIDS
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Author / Editor Biographies

Kevin J. Kendall is an experienced practitioner in infection prevention and control. Having originally trained as a general nurse and midwife, Kevin's involvement in infection prevention and control has spanned more than 17 years, and his expertise in this field has been sought by hospitals, community health centres, medical practices, extended-care facilities, and child-care centres. He has worked with many health professionals and aged-care staff on program assessment, development and review; environmental safety matters; compliance with standards; and education and training programs. Kevin ...

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