Investigating Tuberculosis and Superbugs: Real Facts for Real Lives

Investigating Tuberculosis and Superbugs: Real Facts for Real Lives

by Evelyn B. Kelly, Ian Wilker, Marylou Ambrose

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Children's Literature - Michelina P. Bonanno
Tuberculosis (TB) is a serious, complex illness which affects millions of people internationally every year. Its symptoms vary depending on the stage of the illness. Most of the time it does not just go away by itself, and left untreated, it can be fatal. Through a series of interesting facts, case studies and testimonials, the authors help the reader to identify the bacterial sources of Tuberculosis, how it is spread, the symptoms, and strategies for treatment and prevention. Kelly, et al., introduces the concept of "drug resistant" disease causing organisms with a focus on superbugs, including pneumonia, Malaria, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MERSA) and HIV/AIDS. Facts and figures are presented and health care professionals offer their expertise in order to make the case for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment more compelling. Alternative detection sources, such as the use of Hero Rats, who quickly and accurately diagnose TB better than current lab tests, are discussed, and a TB and Superbug Timeline starting from around 4000 B.C. to the present is included in the back of the book. The propensity to use varied type faces (fonts) makes the book more exciting to read, the photographs and illustrations add to the content and supplement the reading with interesting as well as entertaining facts. Additional features include: extensive chapter notes; an index; a small glossary (most words are defined in the text); references to sources for further research, as well as internet sources; and additional readings. This book is well worth reading and is an excellent source of information on the types and symptoms of superbugs and the serious nature of these illnesses. Investigating Tuberculosis and Superbugs is an exciting addition to the "Investigating Diseases" series. Reviewer: Michelina P. Bonanno, Ph.D

Product Details

Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
Investigating Diseases Series
Product dimensions:
6.84(w) x 9.42(h) x 0.53(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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