Influenza

Overview

This volume covers a common infectious disease that afflicts millions every year?the flu?but one that has the potential of being at the center of a new pandemic, similar to the one that killed millions during 1918.

Influenza examines all aspects of this disease, including:

? The influenza virus and how it leads to infection in humans.

? The definition of epidemics and pandemics, and a description of the Influenza Pandemic of 1918.

? The clinical signs and symptoms of influenza, ...

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Overview

This volume covers a common infectious disease that afflicts millions every year—the flu—but one that has the potential of being at the center of a new pandemic, similar to the one that killed millions during 1918.

Influenza examines all aspects of this disease, including:

• The influenza virus and how it leads to infection in humans.

• The definition of epidemics and pandemics, and a description of the Influenza Pandemic of 1918.

• The clinical signs and symptoms of influenza, and how it impacts special populations, such as the elderly and HIV-infected patients

• The treatment and prevention of the flu The volume includes a glossary of important terms and a bibliography of accessible works that discuss the disease.

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"Devlin, an infectious diseases physician, presents a history of the influenza virus for general readers that looks at the disease from a biographical perspective, introducing germ theory and telling the story of influenza's discovery, characteristics, epidemiology, clinical manifestations, methods of diagnosis, prevention and treatment, and the pandemic of 1918."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313342592
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/30/2008
  • Series: Biographies of Disease Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

RONI K. DEVLIN M.D. is an Infectious Diseases physician at Mercy Health Partners in Muskegon, Michigan. She received her medical degree from the University of Colorado, and returned to her home state of Michigan to complete a combined residency in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. She then finished her subspecialty training in Infectious Diseases at Dartmouth. She now resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she divides her time between the practice of medicine and the world of bookselling as the owner of Literary Life Bookstore & More, Inc.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures

Series Foreword

Preface

Introduction

1.The Influenza Virus

2.The Epidemiology of Influenza

3.The Influenza Pandemic of 1918

4.The Clinical Manifestations of Influenza

5. Making the Diagnosis of Influenza

6. Treatment and Prevention of Influenza

Conclusions

Timeline

Glossary

Selected Bibliography

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