Streptococcus (Group A)

Streptococcus (Group A)

by Tara C. Smith
     
 

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Group A streptococci (Streptococcus pyogenes) are probably best known for causing streptococcal pharynigitis, or strep throat. But they also cause more kinds of disease than any other species of bacteria. Group A streptococci are responsible for diseases that range from relatively mild skin conditions to the devastating and sometimes deadly disease associated with

Overview

Group A streptococci (Streptococcus pyogenes) are probably best known for causing streptococcal pharynigitis, or strep throat. But they also cause more kinds of disease than any other species of bacteria. Group A streptococci are responsible for diseases that range from relatively mild skin conditions to the devastating and sometimes deadly disease associated with "flesh-eating bacteria." Streptococcus (Group A), Second Edition examines the history, epidemiology, and future prospects of the ongoing battle against group A streptococci.

Deadly diseases affect everyone. Although not all cases are fatal, each disease causes a degree of harm and discomfort to those whom it afflicts and sometimes can have long-lasting consequences. Each book in the series Deadly Diseases And Epidemics takes the reader through all aspects of a disease-from its history and causes or method of infection to its treatment and prevention. The books provide a foundation for understanding the basics of microbiology, immunology, and epidemiology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791079010
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Series:
Deadly Diseases and Epidemics Series
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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