Influenza

From the Series USA TODAY Health Reports: Diseases and Disorders

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

With the 2009 outbreak of the deadly H1N1 flu, popularly known as “swine flu,” people across the globe crowded emergency rooms and clinics for treatment. During outbreaks, schools shut down and parents stayed home from work as the flu spread across the United States. But the best prevention method touted over and over again was profoundly simple: “Hand washing is a cheap, easy and effective way to avoid catching…the flu” reports USA TODAY, the Nation’s No. 1 Newspaper. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, hand washing “has a huge [positive] health impact.”

H1N1 and other types of influenza (flu) affect millions of people around the world every year. Between 250,000 and 500,000 of them will die. The good news is that effective vaccines are available to prevent the flu in most people. In this book, you’ll read cases studies of people with various types of influenza and learn about the effects of this highly contagious yet preventable and treatable disease. You’ll also find basic information about symptoms, transmission, prevention, treatment, and research to help you understand how to protect yourself, your friends, and your family from this common disease.

Format Your Price Add
978-0-7613-6376-7
$38.99
Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
Genre Science
Copyright 2011
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books ™
Language English
Number of Pages 128
Publication Date 2010-08-01
BISACS JNF024020, JNF051030
Dewey 616.2'03
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6.125 x 9
Features Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Photo captions, Reviewed, Sidebars, Source notes, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Awards

  • Booklist Top 10 Health Series, Winner, 2010

Reviews

Library Media Connection

“For a tight budget, these will be a great substitute for larger, costly health books.” —Library Media Connection

School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

“This series mimics USA Today in its readability, though the books’ length and breadth render them more suited to fact-finding than to pleasure reading. The language is straightforward and objective.” —School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Author: Connie Goldsmith

Connie Goldsmith is a registered nurse with a bachelor of science degree in nursing and a master of public administration degree in health care. She has written numerous books for YA readers and nearly two hundred magazine articles. Her recent books include Kiyo Sato: From a WWII Japanese Internment Camp to a Life of Service (2020), a Junior Library Guild selection; Running on Empty: Sleeplessness in American Teens (2021); Understanding Coronaviruses: SARS, MERS, and the COVID-19 Pandemic (2021); and Bombs Over Bikini: The World's First Nuclear Disaster (2014), a Junior Library Guild selection, a Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, an Association of Children's Librarians of Northern California Distinguished Book, and an SCBWI Crystal Kite Winner. She lives in Sacramento, California. Visit her website at http://www.conniegoldsmith.com/.

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USA TODAY Health Reports: Diseases and Disorders

Developed in partnership with USA TODAY, one of the most read newspapers in the world and the No. 1 newspaper in the United States, this easy-to-read medical series focuses on some of today’s most topical diseases, disorders, and… View available downloads →