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Meningitis

Author: Sylvia Engdahl
Publisher: Farmington Hills, Mich. : Greenhaven Press, ©2010.
Series: Perspectives on diseases and disorders.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Overview: The ailments and conditions that afflict people today can be confusing, disturbing, and painful-both emotionally and physically. The Perspectives on Diseases and Disorders series provides clear, careful explanations that offer readers and researchers insight into what these conditions are, what causes them, how people live with them, and the latest about treatment and prevention. All volumes in the series  Read more...
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Meningitis.
Farmington Hills, Mich. : Greenhaven Press, ©2010
(OCoLC)762917147
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sylvia Engdahl
ISBN: 9780737747904 0737747900
OCLC Number: 441154157
Description: 141 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword --
Introduction --
Chapter 1: Understanding Meningitis --
1: Overview of meningitis / Rosalyn Carson-DeWitt --
2: Causes and symptoms of meningitis / Christian Nordqvist --
3: Success of infant vaccination against pneumococcal meningitis / Amanda Gardner --
4: Major meningitis epidemic in Africa / Doctors Without Borders --
Chapter 2: Issues Concerning Meningitis --
1: Vaccination of college students against meningitis is controversial / Elizabeth F Farrell --
2: Support for mandatory vaccination against meningitis is growing / Melissa Dahl --
3: All adolescents should be vaccinated against meningitis / Melinda Black --
4: Vaccination against meningitis should not be mandatory / Olivia Wang --
5: Steroids should be given to patients with bacterial meningitis / Zahra Ahmadineajad et al --
6: Steroids may not benefit children with bacterial meningitis / Ed Edelson --
7: New Zealand's mass meningitis vaccination campaign was unethical / Barbara Sumner Burstyn and Ron Law --
8: New Zealand's mass meningitis vaccination campaign was a success / New Zealand Ministry of Health --
Chapter 3: Personal Narrative About Meningitis --
1: Losing a daughter to meningitis / Diane Werner --
2: Vaccination could have prevented a son's death / Donna Knutter --
3: Long ordeal with meningitis / Elizabeth Simpson --
4: Overcoming amputations to graduate from college / Jodi Heckel --
Glossary --
Chronology --
Organizations to contact --
For further reading --
Index.
Series Title: Perspectives on diseases and disorders.
Responsibility: Sylvia Engdahl, book editor.

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Overview: The ailments and conditions that afflict people today can be confusing, disturbing, and painful-both emotionally and physically. The Perspectives on Diseases and Disorders series provides clear, careful explanations that offer readers and researchers insight into what these conditions are, what causes them, how people live with them, and the latest about treatment and prevention. All volumes in the series include primary and secondary viewpoints, bibliographies, detailed indexes, and lists of organizations to contact for additional information.

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