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ISBN details

  • 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:

• 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.

Other Details

  • 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