Accession Number : AD0748343

Title :   Guidelines for the Control of Communicable Diseases for the Control of Communicable Diseases in the Postattack Environment.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : R AND D ASSOCIATES SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Mitchell,Harold H.

Report Date : JUL 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 240

Abstract : The document provides guidelines for dealing with the communicable disease problem (45 diseases) from the civil defense viewpoint. Preattack and postattack time periods are included. The problems of diagnosis and antibiotic therapy are emphasized and a strategy for working in a downgraded environment is developed. This strategy emphasizes using the differential diagnosis spectrum as a guide to broad coverage antimicrobial therapy. Combined use of antimicrobial agents is recommended where needed. The general aspects of nutrition and infection lead to the conclusion in this research that a well balanced diet, adequate in calories, is of the highest importance as far as general resistance to infection is concerned. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMMUNICABLE DISEASES, *CIVIL DEFENSE), DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE), INFECTIOUS DISEASES, NUTRITION, CHEMOTHERAPEUTIC AGENTS, ANTIBIOTICS, CHEMOTHERAPY, ETIOLOGY, CONTROL

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE