Swine Flu H1N1: The Facts

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Conflicting information about the H1N1 flu pandemic has left many parents anxious and confused. In this clear and concise book, leading pediatrician Terence Stephenson DM, FRCP, FRCPCH presents all of the key facts about H1N1 flu, and explains in plain and simple English ...

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Overview

Conflicting information about the H1N1 flu pandemic has left many parents anxious and confused. In this clear and concise book, leading pediatrician Terence Stephenson DM, FRCP, FRCPCH presents all of the key facts about H1N1 flu, and explains in plain and simple English what every parent needs to know about the virus, including:

What is H1N1 flu?

What can we learn from past pandemics?

Just how dangerous is H1N1 flu for children?

What are the symptoms?

What are the best treatments?

What do I need to know about the vaccine?

What can I do to help prevent the virus spreading?

This useful book gives clear guidance for parents and carers and offers simple yet effective tips for helping children to avoid contracting H1N1 flu. It also includes a full list of Frequently Asked Questions with clear, honest, and down-to-earth answers.

This is a must-read book for any parent who feels confused about H1N1 flu, or is worried about how best to protect their child, and for anyone working with children.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781849058216
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/15/2009
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction 7

Chapter 2 What is H1N1 flu? 10

Chapter 3 What is a Pandemic, and what can we learn from previous pandemics? 26

Chapter 4 What are the symptoms of H1N1 flu? 37

Chapter 5 Treatment of H1N1 flu symptoms 52

Chapter 6 Antiviral drugs and the role of antibiotics 72

Chapter 7 H1N1 flu vaccine 100

Chapter 8 Preventing the spread of H1N1 flu 124

Chapter 9 How dangerous is H1N1 flu? 133

Chapter 10 Frequently asked questions 147

Useful Resourves 156

Index 157

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