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The Control of Communicable Diseases Manual (CCDM) is revised and republished every several years to provide the most current information and recommendations for communicable-disease prevention.
The meeting will deliberate on a roadmap for strengthening collaboration among SAARC countries on a number of issues and challenges faced by them," said an official statement, adding: " Some of the prominent health issues to be discussed include prevention and control of communicable and non- communicable diseases, disease surveillance network, health infrastructure, human resources for health, immunisation for vaccine preventable diseases, HIV/ AIDS, mental health and others.
The Minister said that the health system in Syria has managed during the past three decades to eliminate a number of contagious and communicable diseases in Syria such as malaria, schistosomiasis, and smallpox, in addition to making progress in eliminating measles and other deadly diseases, but the advent of terrorists from over 80 countries -- some of which came from areas rife with diseases -- has had a detrimental effect on the health sector, not to mention the methodical terrorist attacks against the health sector's infrastructure.
ACA has developed some terrific resources for camp directors on their website around communicable diseases and infestations.
Azruie said that the ministry has trained health personnel to control and prevent infections and communicable diseases, including the Ebola virus.
The most common types of communicable diseases are those affecting the respiratory system such as flu, bronchitis and lung diseases.
Speaking at the summer awareness program, senior health expert Amal Abu Al-Jadayel said: "The most common communicable diseases picked up in summer and during traveling are those transmitted by the respiratory system, such as inhaling the secretions in the spray released by a patient who has a cough or breathing problems, or by using his handkerchief or bedcovers.
The re-emergence of communicable diseases, such as tuberculosis, and those transmitted by vectors, eg malaria and dengue fever, was also of considerable concern.
Speaking to the media on the sidelines of the ' P l a n n i n g , Monitoring, and Evaluation in Disease Control Programmes' training course, which opened in Doha on Sunday, SCH Manager of Health Protection and Communicable Diseases Dr Mohamed al Hajri said, "We have developed the measles strategy in tandem with the World Health Organisation (WHO), and one of the recommendations was to make sure that all newcomers to Qatar have valid documents to show that they have received two doses of measles vaccines.
Published as Communicable Diseases Epidemiology and Control from 1996 to 2009, the reference has been renamed and updated to incorporate both the science and the experience with communicable disease worldwide, particularly the declaration of A(H1N1) influenza--swine flu--as a pandemic in 2010 and steady progress against it since then.
APHA'S "CONTROL of Communicable Diseases Manual" now boasts an honor few futurists could have predicted when the book was first published in 1916.
Communicable Disease Epidemiology and Control: a Global Perspective is designed as a compact reference guide and framework to assist in understanding the plethora of communicable diseases by grouping these according to common modes of transmission, which in turn often defines interventions for control.

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