- ISBN 10: 0313342598
- ISBN 13: 9780313342592
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:
â¢ The influenza virus and how it leads to infection in humans.
â¢ The definition of epidemics and pandemics, and a description of the Influenza Pandemic of 1918.
â¢ The clinical signs and symptoms of influenza, and how it impacts special populations, such as the elderly and HIV-infected patients
â¢ 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.
- Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
- Format: Hardcover
- Edition: 1
- Dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.60 (d)
- Pages: 160
- Date Published: October 2008
- Authors: Roni K. Devlin