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November 12, 1982

Control of Communicable Diseases in Man

JAMA. 1982;248(18):2349. doi:10.1001/jama.1982.03330180095058

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This is an official report of the American Public Health Association on known communicable diseases in man, past and present. It is published in a pocket-size paperback to serve as a ready manual for reference on some 160 diseases including "the rare and exotic," synoptically reviewed with regard to identification, infectious agent, occurrence, reservoir, mode of transmission, incubation period, period of communicability, and methods of control, prevention, and patient and epidemic management. Each is given the latest World Health Organization disease classification number.

This is the 13th impression of a handbook in circulation for more than 60 years. It has undergone periodic revisions by authorities in the field serving as an editorial board, members and contributors, as well as liaison representatives. Many are known experts, with impressive records of award-winning scientific investigation in related disciplines and field work in disease control, both in this country and overseas.

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