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The Health of the People

The Health of the People
 

In August 2016, contamination of the Havelock North water supply with sheep faeces hospitalised forty-five people and left at least three dead. Eminent public health researcher David Skegg argues that the campylobacter outbreak was not a random event, but rather the result of a f... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781988545585
Published 8 March 2019 by Bridget Williams Books
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Skegg, David
Series BWB Texts
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ISBN-13 9781988545585
ISBN-10 1988545587
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 5-12 working days
Publisher Bridget Williams Books
Imprint Bridget Williams Books
Publication Date 8 March 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Skegg, David
Series BWB Texts
Category Social Issues
Public Health & Preventive Medicine
Health Systems & Services
Water Supply & Treatment
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 110mm
Height: 180mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Medicine: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 969709

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In August 2016, forty per cent of the residents of Havelock North were suddenly struck down by a serious bacterial infection. The outbreak of campylobacter, caused by the contamination of the water supply with sheep faeces, hospitalised forty-five people and left at least three dead. Eminent public health researcher David Skegg argues that the Havelock North campylobacter outbreak was not a random event. Instead, it highlights fundamental weaknesses in our country's health infrastructure. To prevent future public health disasters, he explains, New Zealand must invest in society-wide public health. There also needs to be political will to counteract the forces that damage health. Personal health care is important, but we neglect public health at our peril.

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Author's Bio

Sir David Skegg has chaired many government bodies, including the Health Research Council, the Public Health Commission, and the Science Board. He was also the President of the Royal Society Te Aparangi and has been an adviser to the World Health Organization in Geneva for more than three decades.

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