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Eradication (Of Disease)

eradication of disease

eradication of disease

The Eradication of Infectious Diseases Understanding the Lessons and Advancing Experience

Political and Social Determinants of Disease Eradication

Eradication: Ridding the World of Diseases Forever. By Nancy Leys Stepan

Nancy Leys Stepan. Eradication: Ridding the World of Diseases Forever?

Group Report: Elements of Good Governance in Disease Eradication Initiatives

Eradication of American Trypanosomiasis (Chagas’ Disease): An Achievable Goal?

Smallpox—The Death of a Disease: The Inside Story of Eradicating a Worldwide Killer By D. A. Henderson

Economic Evaluation of the Benefits and Costs of Disease Elimination and Eradication Initiatives

Smallpox: The Death of a Disease. The Inside Story of Eradicating a Worldwide Killer

Political, social and technical risks in the last stages of disease eradication campaigns

Oxford Textbook of Infectious Disease Control: A Geographical Analysis from Medieval Quarantine to Global Eradication

Impaired response of gastric MALT-lymphoma to Helicobacter pylori eradication in patients with autoimmune disease

Outbreaks of Paralytic Poliomyelitis During 1996–2012: The Changing Epidemiology of a Disease in the Final Stages of Eradication

Identification of latent membrane protein 2A (LMP2A) specific targets for treatment and eradication of Epstein–Barr virus (EBV)-associated diseases

A Randomized Clinical Trial of Mupirocin in the Eradication of Staphylococcus aureus Nasal Carriage in Human Immunodeficiency Virus Disease

Elimination and Eradication of Measles: where do we stand now? Workshop of the EUPHA Section on Infectious Disease Control


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Ending all transmission of an infectious disease agent by bringing about the extermination of the disease agent. This was achieved worldwide for smallpox by a policy of surveillance and containment, made possible by the fact that vaccination of a smallpox contact before the disease declares itself clinically will prevent that contact from getting the disease; because the smallpox virus has no other host than humans, it dies if it cannot infect new cases to perpetuate itself. Similar methods of eradication have worked regionally for dracunculiasis, measles, and poliomyelitis but would not work for communicable diseases that have different agent-host relationships, such as alternative animal hosts.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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