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|Title: ||The public and domestic domains in the transmission of disease|
|Other Titles: ||Tropical Medicine & International Health|
|Authors: ||Cairncross, Sandy|
|Keywords: ||Epidemiology;Environment;Disease control;Public and private|
|Issue Date: ||1996|
|Publisher: ||Tropical Medicine & International Health|
|Abstract: ||This paper discusses the distinction between the transmission of infectious diseases within
the domestic domain (the area normally occupied by and under the control of a household)
and that in the public domain, which includes public places of work, schooling, commerce
and recreation as well as the streets and fields. Whereas transmission in the public domain
can allow a single case to cause a large epidemic, transmission in the domestic domain is
less dramatic and often ignored, although it may account for a substantial number of cases.
Statistical methods are available to estimate the relative importance of the two. To control
transmission in the public domain, intervention by public authorities is likely to be required.
Two examples show how environmental interventions for disease control tend to address
transmission in one or the other domain; interventions are needed in both domains in order
to interrupt transmission.|
|Description: ||Texto completo. Acesso restrito. p. 27-34|
|Appears in Collections:||Artigos Publicados em Periódicos (Medicina)|
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