Contagious Diseases Sourcebook: Basic Consumer Health Information about Diseases Spread from Person to Person ...

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Joyce Brennfleck Shannon
Omnigraphics, 2010 - Health & Fitness - 667 pages
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From the Publisher: Contagious Diseases Sourcebook, Second Edition provides updated information about microbes that are spread from person to person and the diseases they cause, including influenza, lice infestation, pneumonias, staphylococcal and streptococcal infections, tuberculosis, and others. The types of diagnostic tests and treatments available from medical professionals are explained, and self-care practices for familiar symptoms-such as the sniffles and sore throat that often accompany the common cold-are described. Other topics addressed include antibiotic resistance, the role of hand washing in preventing the spread of disease, and recommendations and controversies surrounding vaccination programs. The book concludes with a glossary of related terms and a directory of additional resources.

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3Preventing Microbial Diseases
Chapter 2The Immune System and

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