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Greenwood Press, 2008 - Health & Fitness - 133 pages
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This volume covers a common infectious disease that afflicts millions every year--the flu--but one that has the potential of being at the center of a new pandemic, similar to the one that killed millions during 1918.

"Influenza" examines all aspects of this disease, including:

The influenza virus and how it leads to infection in humans.

The definition of epidemics and pandemics, and a description of the Influenza Pandemic of 1918.

The clinical signs and symptoms of influenza, and how it impacts special populations, such as the elderly and HIV-infected patients

The treatment and prevention of the flu The volume includes a glossary of important terms and a bibliography of accessible works that discuss the disease.

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The Influenza Virus
1 Pfeiffers Bacillus
4 Electron Micrograph of Influenza A

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About the author (2008)

RONI K. DEVLIN M.D. is a Clinical Instructor in Medicine at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She completed her medical school training at the University of Colorado, and returned to her home state of Michigan for her residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. She finished her subspecialty training in Infectious Diseases at Dartmouth. She now resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she divides her time between the practice of medicine and the world of bookselling as the owner of Literary Life Bookstore & More, Inc.

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