Public Health Consequences of Disasters

ISBN-10: 0195095707
ISBN-13: 9780195095708
Edition: 1997
Authors: Eric K. Noji
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Book details

List price: $89.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/14/1996
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 488
Size: 6.73" wide x 9.45" long x 1.06" tall
Weight: 2.178
Language: English

This book summarizes the most recent and useful information about the public health impact of natural and man-made disasters. It emphasizes the uses of epidemiologic knowledge about different types of disasters. Each chapter is based on a variety of experiences and literature drawn from both developing and industrialized countries.

I. General Issues Introduction Eric K. Noji 1. The Nature of Disasters, Eric K. Noji 2. The Use of Epidemiologic Methods in Disasters, Eric K. Noji 3. Surveillance and Epidemiology, Scott Weatherall and Eric K. Noji 4. Managing the Environmental Health Aspects of Disasters: Water, Human Excreta and Shelter, Scott R. Lillibridge 5. Communicable Diseases and Disease Control after Disasters, Michael J. Toole 6. Mental Health Consequences of Disasters, Ellen Gerrity and Brian W. Flynn 7. Effective Media Relations, R. Elliott Churchill II. Geophysical Events 8. Earthquakes, Eric K. Noji 9. Volcanoes, Peter Baxter III. Weather-Related Problems 10. Tropical Cyclones, Josephine Malilay 11. Tornadoes, Scott R. Lillibridge 12. Heat Waves and Hot Environments, Edwin Kilbourne 13. Cold Environments, Edwin Kilbourne 14. Floods, Josephine Malilay IV. Human-Generated Problems 15. Famine, Ray Yip 16. Air Pollution, Ruth Etzel and Jean G. French 17. Industrial Disasters, Scott R. Lillibridge 18. Fires, Lee M. Sanderson 19. Nuclear-Reactor Incidents, Robert C. Whitcomb and Michael Sage 20. Complex Emergencies, Michael J. Toole

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