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Plague manual: epidemiology, distribution, surveillance and control

WHO/CDS/CSR/EDC/99/2/EN


Plague Manual: Epidemiology, Distribution, Surveillance and Control

Acknowledgements
Preface
References
1. Epidemiology and Distribution of Plague
Africa
Americas
Asia
Summary of trends
References
2. Diagnosis and Clinical Manifestations
Bubonic Plague
Septicaemic Plague
Pharyngeal Plague
Meningeal Plague
Laboratory Diagnosis
References
3. Treatment of Plague
Case Management: therapy and epidemic prevention
Prophylactic therapy
Hospital precautions
Vaccination
References
4. Rodent Reservoirs & Flea Vectors of Natural Foci of Plague
Rodent Reservoirs
Flea Vectors
References
5. Control of Plague Transmission
Principles of Control
Control of Flea Vectors
Control of Rodent Reservoirs
References
6. Plague Surveillance
Human surveillance
Surveillance of Rodent Populations
References
7. National Health Services in Prevention and Control
Phase 1: Case Recognition and Medical Intervention
Phase 2: Epidemiological and Epizootical Investigation and Emergency Control
Phase 3: Surveillance and Control
Phase 4: Management
References

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