Syphilis, Second Edition

Syphilis, Second Edition

by Brian R. Shmaefsky
     
 

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the Treponema pallidum bacteria. In 2008, U.S. syphilis rates rose for the seventh consecutive year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with rates higher among men than women. Antibiotics can cure most cases of syphilis, but it is a progressive disease that can be fatal if not treated

Overview

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the Treponema pallidum bacteria. In 2008, U.S. syphilis rates rose for the seventh consecutive year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with rates higher among men than women. Antibiotics can cure most cases of syphilis, but it is a progressive disease that can be fatal if not treated early enough. Syphilis, Second Edition looks at the disease's symptoms and complications, transmission, and treatment, as well as the importance of prevention.

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:
9781604132427
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/2009
Series:
Deadly Diseases and Epidemics Series
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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