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Tularemia
  • Authored by: Susan Hutton Siderovski; Foreword by David Heymann, World Health Organization
  • From the Series: Deadly Diseases and Epidemics
  • Trim Size: 6 x 9
  • ISBN-10: 0791086798
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-8679-7
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $34.95
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 03/01/2006
  • Dewey Number: 616
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 120

Summary

“Rabbit fever,” otherwise known as tularemia, is transmitted mostly through blood-sucking insects, including fleas, ticks, and deer flies. The contributing bacterium for this disease, Francisella tularensis, was once commonly hosted by rabbits, but these insects have taken over the role of carriers. In Tularemia, students will learn about the symptoms of this disease, as well as the effects , treatment options, history, and carriers while examining specific case studies.

Specifications

Full-color photographs and illustrations. Sidebars. Charts. Diagrams. Further reading. References. Glossary. Resources. Web sites. Index.

About the Author(s)

Susan Hutton Siderovski began her career as a Certified Public Health Inspector and obtained a bachelor’s degree in environmental health from Ryerson University. She attended Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario and received a master’s degree in community health and epidemiology. Siderovski’s research on indoor air quality, blue-green algal blooms in recreational waters, cancer cluster investigation methods, and health outcome evaluation have led to published articles in the Environmental Health Review, Canadian Journal of Public Health, and the Journal of the Canadian Evaluation Society. She has made presentations at the Ontario Public Health Association, Ontario Branch (Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors), and Association of Ontario Public Health Epidemiologists’ scientific meetings. She returned to Ryerson University to teach epidemiology and health administration. She currently lives in the United States.

Foreword by David Heymann, World Health Organization

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