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Fighting the flu

Author: Robyn Hardyman
Publisher: New York : Gareth Stevens Library, 2015.
Series: Tiny battlefields.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Juvenile audience : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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With an estimated 3 to 5 million cases of the flu reported each year and more than 250,000 of those resulting in death, the flu virus remains a must-know topic. While each patient's body fights the invading virus, scientists around the world are looking for ways to boost immune systems and even eradicate strains. However, with so many different types of flu and mutations, the fight is an uphill one. This fascinating  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Juvenile works
Literature
Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hardyman, Robyn.
Fighting the Flu.
Gareth Stevens Library 2014
Material Type: Document, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robyn Hardyman
ISBN: 9781482413199 1482413191 1306831083 9781306831086
OCLC Number: 881032479
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Waging war --
More than one flu --
Preventing the flu --
Infection control --
Treating the flu --
The future.
Series Title: Tiny battlefields.
Responsibility: Robyn Hardyman.

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With an estimated 3 to 5 million cases of the flu reported each year and more than 250,000 of those resulting in death, the flu virus remains a must-know topic. While each patient's body fights the invading virus, scientists around the world are looking for ways to boost immune systems and even eradicate strains. However, with so many different types of flu and mutations, the fight is an uphill one. This fascinating look at the flu and the science of viruses is presented with fact boxes, quotes from experts, and accessible explanations of the cutting-edge treatments being explored today.

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