Occupational and Environmental Infectious Diseases, edited by William E. Wright, MD, MPH, provides a comprehensive overview of the recognition, management, and prevention of infectious diseases in the workplace.
The Second Edition of this popular reference has been entirely updated and revised throughout. The addition of new material includes a completely new chapter on general travel medicine and prevention of illness, and includes expanded coverage of employee education issues and listings of Web resources. Rather than emphasizing theory, all chapters have been fully updated and enhanced to provide well-organized, practical, and relevant information. The emphasis has also been expanded to include more recognition that many infectious diseases are international or global problems.
An ideal resource for occupational health practitioners, the primary care physician, and the generalist, this new edition is a valuable tool in the ongoing effort to provide a safe and healthy workplace.
Employee health, preventive services, threats of bioterrorism, sheltering in place, plans for emergency preparedness, business recovery plans, and continuity of operations plans are just some of the topics covered. Expanded sections on employee education, travel issues, migrant/immigrant health, as well as new appendices and resource lists will help support the reader in their practice, in employee education, and in the planning of services.
Contributing authors from occupational health, infectious disease, and public health specialties have combined their experience and expertise under the guidance of Editor William E. Wright, MD, MSPH to provide practical information on the evaluation, treatment, and prevention of occupational and environmental infectious diseases. Use this new edition to address the important issues facing today's global workforce and to customize plans for your medical practice, your clients, and the workers you serve.
Topics Covered Include:
• Legal issues
• Vaccination programs
• Approaches to employee education
• Occupations at risk
• Disease recognition and treatment
• Personal protective equipment
• Proper removal of ticks
• Applying and reading PPDs
• TB-gold information
• Disease reporting and data resources
• Pest and vermin abatement
• Indoor air quality
• Food and water issues
• Staying healthy during travel
• Emerging infections
• International resources
Expanded Coverage of Specific Disease Topics:
• Influenza, Avian flu
• Dengue, West Nile virus
• Strep suis meningitis
• Progressive inflammatory neuropathy (PIN)
• MRSA, MDRTB, XDRTB, VRE
• Community acquired pneumonias
Expanded Coverage of Bioterrorism / Disaster Issues:
Up-to-date information on disaster preparedness planning, business plans for bioterrorism pandemics/disasters, resources regarding sheltering in place, recovery plans, pandemic severity indices, administrative guidance, air travel issues, and related Web resources.
Pub. Date: October 2008
Format: Hardcover, 825 pages.