Kevin Cunningham Flu (Diseases in History)

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Flu (Diseases in History)

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An account of the history and devastation of the influenza virus

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Grade 8 Up—This informative title reveals the continued concerns surrounding this killer disease and the possibility of a future pandemic. The text, though somewhat scientific, will help students to better understand the history of the virus, how it has mutated and jumped from animals to humans, and new concerns regarding more dangerous forms. A full-page insert clarifies the parts of each strain's identifying acronym. A chapter on historical accounts covers from Greece in 1250 B.C.E. and medieval European outbreaks, to possible 14th- and 15th-century New World illnesses and the catastrophic World War I Spanish flu, and concludes with a time line of pandemics throughout history. The book provides further information on the massive devastation caused by the 1918 flu, examines its spread throughout the population, and looks at continued research by the medical community to better understand this disease and to prepare for the possibility of an avian flu outbreak. Color and black-and-white archival photos, as well as reproduction of a three-dimensional rendering of the flu virus, enhance the text. Some scientific terms are explained within the narrative, and the short glossary has additional explanations. Useful for research and personal information.—Susan Shaver, Hemingford Public Schools, NE END

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