Communicable diseases are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in emergencies. Populations affected by conflict or natural disaster are at a higher risk of these diseases due to displacement, crowded temporary settlements, collapsed health services, and water and food shortages. The World Health Organization has published the field manual Communicable Diseases in Emergencies to offer practical guidance to public health professionals on the prevention and control of communicable diseases. It provides a systematic approach to the planning, implementation and monitoring of disease control activities. This manual is a useful tool to ensure that evidence-based interventions are implemented to control disease and protect the health of the emergency affected populations.
The price of the publication is US$36, and US$25.20 in developing countries.