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Health-Care Workers

Tee L. Guidotti

in Global Occupational Health

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195380002
eISBN:
9780199893881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380002.003.0020
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Health care workers are exposed to many hazards on the job. Hospitals and clinics are considered to be high-risk workplaces because of the many hazards. The characteristic hazards in health care ... More


Infections

Catherine S. Peckham and Marie-Louise Newell

in Antenatal and Neonatal Screening

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192628268
eISBN:
9780191723605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192628268.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Although the majority of infections in pregnancy have no effect on the developing fetus, some can lead to severe damage and disability. This chapter discsses screening for infections: rubella, ... More


Vaccines in the Second Year of Life

Paul A. Offit and Charlotte A. Moser

in Vaccines and Your Child: Separating Fact from Fiction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153072
eISBN:
9780231526715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153072.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter describes diseases that are common during the second year of life, and the vaccines needed for those diseases. The MMR vaccine protects against measles, mumps, and rubella. Measles, like ... More


Measles and Rubella Eradication in the Americas: Seasoned Strategies for Sustained Success

Jon Kim Andrus, Ciro A. de Quadros, Carlos Castillo-Solórzano, Mirta Roses Periago, and Donald A. Henderson

in Disease Eradication in the 21st Century: Implications for Global Health

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016735
eISBN:
9780262304207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016735.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the historical perspective of measles and rubella eradication initiatives, beginning with the evolving strategies for eradication in Latin America and the English-speaking ... More


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