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G020: Preventing the transmission of faecal-oral diseases

Author(s): Reed, Brian  |  Skinner, Brian (ed)  |  Scott, Rebecca (ed)  |  Shaw, Rod (ed/ill)

Publisher: WEDC
Place of publication: Loughborough University, UK
Year: 2014

Series: WEDC Guide 20
Collection(s): WEDC Bookshop

Price: £2.50
ISBN: 9781843801603


Poor hygiene practices, lack of adequate sanitation and unsafe or limited water supplies can contribute to the spread of preventable diseases such as cholera or typhoid. Understanding how pathogens (organisms that cause disease) are transmitted allows engineers and public health workers to intervene in appropriate ways to break the transmission cycle, saving lives and reducing unnecessary suffering. This guide examines these crucial issues.

Diarrhoeal diseases  |  Disease control  |  Disease transmission  |  Diseases  |  Faecal disposal diseases  |  Faecal-oral infections  |  Infectious diseases  |  Water-related diseases