Miriam Aronin's Tuberculosis: The White Plague! PDF

By Miriam Aronin

ISBN-10: 1936088061

ISBN-13: 9781936088065

Within the 1700s, towns in Europe and North the USA have been increasing fast, and plenty of humans lived in tiny, cramped houses and tenement constructions. in this time, tuberculosis (TB) outbreaks have been commonand lethal. among 1700 and 1900, TB killed approximately 1 billion humans world wide. Why? within the Eighties, a German medical professional chanced on that TB was once as a result of tiny germs that can unfold every time an individual struggling with the affliction coughed or sneezedor even breathed! The crowded residing stipulations in towns made lethal TB outbreaks much more likely. through the Nineteen Fifties, potent antibiotics for tuberculosis were created and the affliction was once thought of treatable. So humans dont have to fear approximately contracting the disease anymore, correct? Readers will research another way once they meet Oswaldo Juarez, a nineteen-year-old scholar who lived in Florida. He used to be hospitalized and nearly died from a brand new type of TBin 2007! In Tuberculosis: The White Plague!, young children will study all concerning the heritage of this contagious disorder, how the sickness maintains to mutate and adapt, and the methods medical professionals are struggling with again and constructing new therapies.

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This encourages them to never miss a dose. • Tuberculosis remains rare in the United States. Immigrants and travelers from countries where TB is common can bring the disease with them when they enter the country. Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani painted this self-portrait before he died of TB in 1920 at the age of 35. D. ” The New York Times (March 20, 2007). Maso, Margie, and Martha Mendoza. ” San Francisco Chronicle (January 10, 2010). D. L. Ross. Tuberculosis: An Insidious Disease. The Canadian Medical Journal Association (August 1934), 160–164.

Mankato, MN: Capstone Press (2006). Silverstein, Alvin, Virginia B. Silverstein, and Laura Silverstein Nunn. The Tuberculosis Update. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow Publishers (2006). Wouk, Henry. Tuberculosis. Tarrytown, NY: Benchmark Books (2009). com/NightmarePlagues 31 Index active tuberculosis 20, 22, 29 Adirondack Mountains 14–15, 16 AIDS 20 antibiotics 7, 18–19, 22, 24, 29 Ashkin, Dr. David 6, 26 bacteria 12–13, 14–15, 17, 18–19, 20, 28 blood 4, 7, 9, 10–11, 25 cities 10–11, 28 consumption 9 coughing 4, 6–7, 10–11, 13, 24, 29 extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) 23, 29 extremely drug-resistant tuberculosis (XXDR-TB) 24–25 factories 10 Hippocrates 8, 28 Juarez, Oswaldo 4–5, 6–7, 8, 24–25, 26 Marten, Dr.

Tuberculosis. Tarrytown, NY: Benchmark Books (2009). com/NightmarePlagues 31 Index active tuberculosis 20, 22, 29 Adirondack Mountains 14–15, 16 AIDS 20 antibiotics 7, 18–19, 22, 24, 29 Ashkin, Dr. David 6, 26 bacteria 12–13, 14–15, 17, 18–19, 20, 28 blood 4, 7, 9, 10–11, 25 cities 10–11, 28 consumption 9 coughing 4, 6–7, 10–11, 13, 24, 29 extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) 23, 29 extremely drug-resistant tuberculosis (XXDR-TB) 24–25 factories 10 Hippocrates 8, 28 Juarez, Oswaldo 4–5, 6–7, 8, 24–25, 26 Marten, Dr.

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