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This volume covers a common infectious disease that afflicts millions every yearthe flubut one that has the potential of being at the center of a new pandemic, similar to the one that killed millions during 1918.<i>Influenza</i> 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.


Titel: Influenza
Autoren/Herausgeber: Roni K. Devlin
Aus der Reihe: Biographies of Disease

ISBN/EAN: 9780313342608

Seitenzahl: 160
Produktform: E-Book
Sprache: Englisch - Newsletter
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