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Infectious Diseases
     

Infectious Diseases

by Anne Rooney
 

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Mapping Global Issues explores-with the help of maps and photos-some of the major challenges and threats that confront us today.

Despite medical advances, infectious diseases continue to claim lives around the world. Millions die each year from AIDS, malaria, yellow fever, cholera, and measles. This book looks at the causes of disease, how they spread, and the

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Mapping Global Issues explores-with the help of maps and photos-some of the major challenges and threats that confront us today.

Despite medical advances, infectious diseases continue to claim lives around the world. Millions die each year from AIDS, malaria, yellow fever, cholera, and measles. This book looks at the causes of disease, how they spread, and the dangers of a worldwide pandemic. It examines how we can prevent the spread of disease through better public health, education, and vaccination.

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Children's Literature - RevaBeth Russell
As surprising as it sounds, more people have died of disease and infections than in combat in war. This fact and many more interesting tidbits are contained within this book all about infectious diseases. Did you know that the plague of 541-542 killed 10,000 people every day in Constantinople? Readers will discover the difference between an endemic vs an epidemic and what a pandemic is. The book includes pictures of infected people so readers can both read about and see what the diseases look(ed) like. The Facts and Figures charts highlight statistics of diseases throughout the years. Diseases readers may be familiar with, like HIV/AIDS, as well as more obscure diseases are explained in detail. An excellent reference book for use in the classroom or for budding epidemiologists. Reviewer: RevaBeth Russell

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599205106
Publisher:
Black Rabbit Books
Publication date:
08/01/2012
Series:
Mapping Global Issues Series
Pages:
46
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
11 - 14 Years

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