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epidemiology of leprosy in Australia

Cecil Evelyn Cook

epidemiology of leprosy in Australia

being the report of an investigation in Australia during the years 1923-1925 under the terms of the Wandsworth research scholarship of the London school of tropical medicine

by Cecil Evelyn Cook

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Published by H.J. Green, government printer in Canberra .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Australia.
    • Subjects:
    • Leprosy -- Australia.

    • Edition Notes

      At head of title: Commonwealth of Australia. Department of health ...

      Statementby Cecil Cook, Wandsworth research scholar. Issued under the authority of the minister for health.
      SeriesAustralia. Dept. of health. Service publication,, no. 38
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsRC154.9.A8 C6
      The Physical Object
      Pagination303 p.
      Number of Pages303
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6772245M
      LC Control Number32008367
      OCLC/WorldCa11673009

      These guidelines for the control of infectious diseases provide detailed information about common and rare diseases that may pose public health concerns. Each topic includes sections on notification and childcare exclusion, identification of symptoms, incubation periods, modes of transmission and control measures. Mycobacterium leprae is a bacterium that causes leprosy, also known as "Hansen’s disease", which is a chronic infectious disease that damages the peripheral nerves and targets the skin, eyes, nose, and muscles. Leprosy can occur at all ages from infancy to elderly, but is curable in which treatments can avert disabilities. It was discovered in by the Norwegian physician Gerhard Armauer Class: Actinobacteria.

      It is the third most common mycobacterial disease and may soon overtake leprosy for overall worldwide disease burden. Epidemiology. Buruli ulcer occurs in tropical, humid environments in areas with stagnant swampy water and often in rural and remote areas. It is most common in West Africa but also found in Mexico, South America, Australia. Book review. The epidemiology of eye disease. Edited by: Gordon J. Johnson, Darwin C Minassian and Robert Weale. Publisher: Chapman and Hall Medical. This splendid and much needed book was written to answer the needs of postgraduate students on courses at the International Centre for Eye Health.

      Epidemiology of nasal leprosy. In Australia and Oceania, leprosy was imported by emigrants from China and India. In Russia, the disease has penetrated several ways: on the coast of the Black and Azov Seas - from Greece, the Caspian and Aral - from Central Asia, the Caucasus and the Transcaucasus - from Iran and Turkey, to the Baltics - from. Full text of "A contribution to the history of leprosy in Australia" See other formats.


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of Health] [Canberra Australian/Harvard Citation. Cook, Cecil Evelyn. & Australia. Department of Health. Rickettsial infections are caused by multiple bacteria from the order Rickettsiales and genera Rickettsia, Anaplasma, Ehrlichia, Neorickettsia, Neoehrlichia, and Orientia (Table ).

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It can affect the nerves, skin, eyes, and lining of the nose (nasal mucosa). With early diagnosis and treatment, the disease can be cured. People with Hansen’s disease can continue to work and lead an active life during and. In Australia, as ofthere were ab cases.

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Author(s): Cook,Cecil; Australia. Department of Health. Title(s): The epidemiology of leprosy in Australia: being the report of an investigation in Australia during the years under the terms of the Wandsworth Research Scholarship of the London School of Tropical Medicine/ by Cecil Cook.