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Annotation: Introduces case studies of patients with influenza and provides in-depth details of the disease.
Genre: Health
Catalog Number: #47627
Format: Library Binding
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Copyright Date: 2011
Edition Date: 2011
Pages: 128 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 0-7613-5881-1
ISBN 13: 978-0-7613-5881-7
Dewey: 616.2
LCCN: 2010001030
Dimensions: 24 cm.
Language: English
ALA Booklist
Accurate, up-to-date, noncondescending, and urgently focused on both teens' daily lives and today's scientific research, these titles in the USA Today Health Reports: Diseases and Disorders series discuss crucially important issues with a detailed overview of each illness: symptoms, transmission, prevention, treatment, and promising breakthroughs. Influenza talks about the science behind the highly contagious disease, how it has spread to millions, and how to prevent and treat it. Punctuated by frequent articles from USA Today, photographs and charts, and case studies, as well as appended bibliographies of books, articles, and Web sites, the series' accessible design extends the impressive educational data.
Horn Book
Six to nine chapters cover the basics: definition, history, symptoms, treatment, and research. The writing is serviceable, but articles, interviews, graphs, and surveys from the archives of USA Today provide real-life context for the scientific information. Occasional boxes present moral and ethical dilemmas for readers to consider. Full-color photographs are generic. Reading list, websites. Bib., glos., ind.
Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Reading Level: 6.0
Interest Level: 7-12

With the 2009 outbreak of the deadly H1N1 flu, popularly known as "swine flu," people across the globe crowded emergency rooms and clinics for treatment. During outbreaks, schools shut down and parents stayed home from work as the flu spread across the United States. But the best prevention method touted over and over again was profoundly simple: "Hand washing is a cheap, easy and effective way to avoid catching...the flu" reports USA TODAY, the Nation's No. 1 Newspaper. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, hand washing "has a huge positive] health impact." H1N1 and other types of influenza (flu) affect millions of people around the world every year. Between 250,000 and 500,000 of them will die. The good news is that effective vaccines are available to prevent the flu in most people. In this book, you'll read cases studies of people with various types of influenza and learn about the effects of this highly contagious yet preventable and treatable disease. You'll also find basic information about symptoms, transmission, prevention, treatment, and research to help you understand how to protect yourself, your friends, and your family from this common disease.

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