disease control

What is disease control?

disease control is All the measures designed to prevent or reduce as much as possible the incidence, prevalence and consequences of disease, such as the control of disease vectors, the removal or reduction of the influence of predisposing factors in the environment, immunization and curative care.

 

source: A GLOSSARY OF TERMS FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE AND SERVICES FOR OLDER PERSONS. World Health Organization, 2004.

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