by Gale Group

Hardcover(Library Binding)


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737747904
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 04/09/2010
Series: Perspectives on Diseases and Disorders Series
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword 7

Introduction 9

Chapter 1 Understanding Meningitis

1 An Overview of Meningitis Rosalyn Carson-DeWitt 15

2 The Causes and Symptoms of Meningitis Christian Nordqvist 25

3 The Success of Infant Vaccination Against Pneumococcal Meningitis Amanda Gardner 34

4 A Major Meningitis Epidemic in Africa Doctors Without Borders 39

Chapter 2 Issues Concerning Meningitis

1 Vaccination of College Students Against Meningitis Is Controversial Elizabeth F. Farrell 46

2 Support for Mandatory Vaccination Against Meningitis Is Growing Melissa Dahl 56

3 All Adolescents Should Be Vaccinated Against Meningitis Melinda Beck 66

4 Vaccination Against Meningitis Should Not Be Mandatory Olivia Wang 72

5 Steroids Should Be Given to Patients with Bacterial Meningitis Zahra Ahmadinejad et al. 77

6 Steroids May Not Benefit Children with Bacterial Meningitis Ed Edelson 81

7 New Zealand's Mass Meningitis Vaccination Campaign Was Unethical Barbara Sumner Burstyn Ron Law 86

8 New Zealand's Mass Meningitis Vaccination Campaign Was a Success New Zealand Ministry of Health 96

Chapter 3 Personal Narratives About Meningitis

1 Losing a Daughter to Meningitis Diane Werner 102

2 Vaccination Could Have Prevented a Son's Death Donna Knutter 107

3 A Long Ordeal with Meningitis Elizabeth Simpson 112

4 Overcoming Amputations to Graduate from College Jodi Heckel 118

Glossary 125

Chronology 128

Organizations to Contact 131

For Further Reading 135

Index 138

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