Disease Control

Health Hygiene & Sanitation

Lesson 09 : Concept Of Control And Prevention Of Diseases

Disease Control

The term disease control aims at reducing the

  1. Incidence of disease
  2. Duration of disease, risk of transmission
  3. Effects of infection including physical as well as psychological complications
  4. Financial burden to the community

In disease control, the agent is reduced to such a level that it no longer becomes a public health problem according to the tolerance of the local population. A state of equilibrium gets established between the triad - the host, agent and environment components of the disease process

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