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Mononucleosis, Second Edition
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: Janet Decker, Ph.D. and Alan Hecht, D.C.
  • From the Series: Deadly Diseases and Epidemics
  • Trim Size: 6 x 9
  • ISBN-10: 1604132345
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60413-234-2
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $34.95
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 11/01/2008
  • Dewey Number: 616
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 128

Summary

Often called the “kissing disease” due to its transmission through saliva, mononucleosis is a disease caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. Many are familiar with mononucleosis, by either having suffered from it themselves or knowing a friend who has. Mononucleosis, Second Edition explores the microbiology of the virus as well as treatment and prevention options. This revised edition provides updated information on current research and treatments as well as new illustrations.

Chapters include:

  • Infectious Mononucleosis and Epstein-Barr Virus
  • The Discovery of Epstein-Barr Virus
  • The Life of Epstein-Barr Virus
  • Immune System Response to Epstein-Barr Virus
  • Signs and Symptoms
  • Diagnosis of Infectious Mononucleosis
  • Treatments for Infectious Mononucleosis
  • Epstein-Barr Virus and Cancer
  • Epstein-Barr Virus and Other Diseases.

Specifications

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

About the Author(s)

Janet Decker, Ph.D., received her B.S. in microbiology from the University of Michigan and her Ph.D. from UCLA. She is the author of scientific papers in the field of immunology and of the review text Introduction to Immunology. She is a professor of immunology and microbiology at the University of Arizona at Tucson.

Alan Hecht, D.C., is a practicing chiropractor in New York. He is an adjunct professor at Farmingdale State College and Nassau Community College and an adjunct associate professor at the C.W. Post campus of Long Island University. Dr. Hecht received a B.S. in biology–pre-medical studies from Fairleigh Dickinson University, an M.S. in basic medical sciences from the New York University School of Medicine, and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College.

Foreword by David Heymann, World Health Organization

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