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The Flu of 1918: Millions Dead Worldwide!

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On a fall day in 1918, Donald Jacobi came home sick from school in South Buffalo, New York. He had influenza, or the flu. A few days later, doctors told his parents that he'd be dead by morning. After all, the flu that was attacking Donald had already killed millions of people around the world.

How had this deadly plague spread so far and so fast? Look inside to find out more about Donald and other victims of influenza. You'll also discover what causes this dangerous illness, ...

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Overview

On a fall day in 1918, Donald Jacobi came home sick from school in South Buffalo, New York. He had influenza, or the flu. A few days later, doctors told his parents that he'd be dead by morning. After all, the flu that was attacking Donald had already killed millions of people around the world.

How had this deadly plague spread so far and so fast? Look inside to find out more about Donald and other victims of influenza. You'll also discover what causes this dangerous illness, how it affects the body, and-most important-how to protect yourself from getting it in the first place.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Annie Laura Smith
Deadly germs have caused worldwide epidemics for thousands of years. These plagues killed millions of people. Bearport Publishing uses first person accounts, maps, and dramatic photographs to show how six of these diseases have spread and been treated. This book covers the flu. This disease is a virus which is spread through the air and on surfaces. A contents page shows the scope of the information which includes a historical look at the flu, symptoms and recent medical approaches such as vaccines to stop the killer germs. Steps to take to avoid catching one of these killer diseases are explained. A listing of "Other Famous Flu Outbreaks" cites the years and locations of outbreaks of the past. "Flu Facts" provide a definitive look at the flu: What to Do and Tracking the Flu Today. The language is age appropriate with a glossary defining the medical terms. Sections titled "Bibliography," "Read More," and "Learn More Online" provide options for further research. An index provides easy navigation through the text. The topics in the series take a singular approach to each disease, but contribute to the larger concept of deadly diseases. Statistics, scientific facts, and public health breakthroughs are presented for each illness. This book is part of the "Nightmare Plague Series" which also include: Bubonic Plague: The Black Death!; Malaria: Super Killer!; Smallpox: Is It Over?; Tuberculosis: The White Plague!; and Typhoid Fever: Dirty Food, Dirty Water! Reviewer: Annie Laura Smith
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781936088058
  • Publisher: Bearport Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/2010
  • Series: Nightmare Plagues Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,430,514
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Lexile: 920L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.28 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Not the Normal Flu 4

"He'll Be Dead by Morning" 6

Tiny Invaders 8

War Helps Spread the Flu 10

Influenza Explodes in America 12

Scary Symptoms 14

Trying to Stop a Killer 16

Reminders of Death and Disease 18

Young Victims 20

A Lasting Impact 22

Help from Vaccines 24

A New Flu 26

Other Famous Flu Outbreaks 28

Flu Facts 29

Glossary 30

Bibliography 31

Read More 31

Learn More Online 31

Index 32

About the Author 32

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