Title

Other communicable diseases

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Nursing and Public Health

RAS ID

1529

Comments

This chapter was originally published as: Burns, J. F., Burrow, S. K., Genovese, E. , Pumphery, M. , Sims, E. , & Thomson, N. J. (2003). Other communicable diseases. In Thomson, Neil (Eds.). The health of indigenous Australians (pp. 397-441). Location: Oxford University Press. Original book available here.

Abstract

A communicable disease is an illness that is caused by a specific infectious agent or its toxic products and that arises through transmission of that agent its products from an infected person, animal, or other reservoir to a suseptible host.