Tuberculosis, 2nd Edition

From the Series Twenty-First Century Medical Library

  • Interest Level: Grade 6 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 8

One of the deadliest diseases healthcare workers fight today, tuberculosis (often called TB) infects the lungs of one-third of the world’s population and kills about 2 million people a year. While scientific breakthroughs brought this bacterial disease under control during the 1960s to the 1980s, it was never completely eliminated. In the early 1990s, TB came back as a serious global threat. Not only has TB now spread to virtually every country on Earth, new strains of TB—which are resistant to the standard antibiotics used to cure it—have appeared. Learn what causes TB, how it spreads, why it is so difficult to treat, and more in this informative volume.

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Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
Genre Science
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books ™
Language English
Publication Date 2008-01-01
BISACS JNF024020, JNF051030
Dewey 616.9'95
Graphics 1-color illustrations
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Source notes, and Table of contents

Author: Diane Yancey

Diane Yancey is the author of Tuberculosis and Eating Disorders for Twenty-First Century Medical Library as well as several other nonfiction titles for young people. She lives in western Washington.