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Streptococcus (Group B)
  • Authored by: Tara C. Smith, Ph.D.
  • From the Series: Deadly Diseases and Epidemics
  • Trim Size: 6 x 9
  • ISBN-10: 0791092437
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-9243-9
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $34.95
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 08/01/2007
  • Dewey Number: 616
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 88

Summary

Group B streptococcus is a type of bacteria that mostly affects infants, the elderly, and those with immune systems compromised due to other diseases. It can cause severe infection and meningitis. Approximately 19,000 cases occur annually in the United States, and it's the most common cause of life-threatening infections in newborns. This informative book enhances readers' understanding of this disease by examining how this type of bacteria lives and is transmitted, and explaining how it can be prevented and treated.

Specifications

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

About the Author(s)

Tara C. Smith, Ph.D., is assistant professor in the department of epidemiology at the College of Public Health, University of Iowa. She received her B.S. in biology from Yale University and her Ph.D. from the Medical College of Ohio.

Foreword by David Heymann, World Health Organization

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