Outbreaks: Science Seeks Safeguards for Global Health

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Outbreaks provides a fascinating introduction to the fight against infectious diseases, including scientists who discovered various viruses and bacteria. The text outlines how we have learned to fight nature’s harmful strains and to use others to our advantage; it also provides the latest findings on bird flu and SARS, Ebola and AIDS, and highly resistant strains of tuberculosis. Outbreaks gives readers the experts’ view on an area of science which is vital to the future health ...
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Overview

Outbreaks provides a fascinating introduction to the fight against infectious diseases, including scientists who discovered various viruses and bacteria. The text outlines how we have learned to fight nature’s harmful strains and to use others to our advantage; it also provides the latest findings on bird flu and SARS, Ebola and AIDS, and highly resistant strains of tuberculosis. Outbreaks gives readers the experts’ view on an area of science which is vital to the future health of mankind.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Anita Barnes Lowen
From the "National Geographic Investigates" series, this volume introduces young readers to bacteria and viruses, the diseases they cause and their threat to global health. After an easy-to-understand explanation of just what bacteria and viruses are, the following six chapters cover a variety of topics. Learn how scientists brought a long dead influenza virus back to life. Meet a microbiologist who works at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and find out what his job entails. Read about the modern plague of AIDS and what science is doing to find a cure. Sidebars that run the full length of the page give additional information on relevant topics such as the Black Death or quarantine (e.g., the first system of quarantine was developed in Venice in the 1400s). As one would expect of a National Geographical publication, the photographs are colorful and attention-grabbing. At the end of the book, readers will find a glossary, a bibliography, a list of suggested resources for further learning (books and websites), and an index. An excellent choice for an elementary or middle school science collection. Reviewer: Anita Barnes Lowen
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426303579
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Publication date: 8/12/2008
  • Series: NG Investigates Science Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 1,511,991
  • Age range: 10 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents


Message From the Consultant     8
Map: The Spread of the H5N1 Virus     9
Under the Microscope     10
Timeline of Major Events Affecting Public Health     10
Profiling a Killer     12
Raising the dead
A global disaster
Luck strikes
A new killer
Death from the sky
More prepared
Species jumping
A future pandemic?
Preparing for the worst
Creating a plan
Checklist for influenza pandemic preparedness
Meet a microbiologist
The Invisible World     24
"Totally fantastic creatures"
Startling discovery
Space invaders?
Microbiology toolbox
How viruses work
A Modern Plague     30
Attack on the immune system
A continent under siege
Vaccines
The Black Death
A new disease
Death From the Rain Forest     36
A deadly disease
Searching for answers
New drugs
A medical triumph
Sharing disease
A Very Real Threat     44
Mousepox virus
Bioweapons
An age-old disease
Black ICE     44
Bugs Fly Free     50
Panic at the airport
The SARS scare
Quarantine!
Computers to the rescue
The Years Ahead     58
Glossary     59
Bibliography     60
Further Reading     60
On the Web     60
Index     61
About the Author and Consultant     63
Credits     64
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