Superbugs

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Superbugs, bacterial infections and diseases that have become immune to current antibiotics, are becoming more common. What makes a superbug and why are they becoming more frequent? Is there anything we can do to protect ourselves from superbugs? This exciting book answers these questions and more!

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Overview

Superbugs, bacterial infections and diseases that have become immune to current antibiotics, are becoming more common. What makes a superbug and why are they becoming more frequent? Is there anything we can do to protect ourselves from superbugs? This exciting book answers these questions and more!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Meredith Kiger
One of six in the "Hot Topics" series, this edition focuses on bacterial and some viral infections that have become increasingly resistant to antibiotics. Termed superbugs, primarily by the media, the book explores how this situation has developed, good versus bad bacteria, science, and the drug industry's involvement in creating this situation, antibiotics in the meat industry, new ways being developed to combat a serious pandemic, and the role of the media in helping and hurting the situation. It is a very thorough discussion with boxed facts, case studies, and questions for discussion. Occasional color photos add interest. A brief quiz on each chapter, a timeline on the development of antibiotics, a glossary, an index, and sources for further study are included. The information is up to date so even teachers will learn a thing or two from this well-researched resource. Reviewer: Meredith Kiger, Ph.D.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781432960377
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Series: Heinemann-Raintree Hot Topics Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 12 - 16 Years
  • Lexile: 990L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Humans vs. Bugs 4

Inside Science 14

Too Many Bugs, Too Many Drugs 24

Animal Farm 40

New Horizons 48

What Have We Learned? 56

Superbugs Timeline 58

Glossary 60

Further Information 62

Index 64

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