Communicable disease control in emergencies

A field manual

Edited by M.A. Connolly

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Communicable disease control in emergencies: a field manual edited by M. A. Connolly.

l.Communicable disease control-methods 2.Emergencies 3.Disease outbreak, prevention and control 4.Manuals I.Connolly, Maire A.

ISBN 92 4 154616 6 (NLM Classification: WA 110)


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