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Typhoid Fever, Second Edition
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  • Authored by: Donald Emmeluth, Ed.D.
  • From the Series: Deadly Diseases and Epidemics
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  • ISBN-10: 1438198361
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-9836-1
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 12/01/2020
  • Dewey Number: 616
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up

Summary

Typhoid fever is caused by the bacterium Salmonella typhi, and it is usually spread through feces-contaminated food and water. Although it still occurs frequently in underdeveloped countries, typhoid fever is virtually unknown in the industrialized world. Common symptoms of the disease include fever, headaches, nausea, and vomiting. Though treatable with antibiotics, antibiotic resistance is a serious concern and the subject of continuing research efforts. Typhoid Fever, Second Edition discusses the history of the disease, the microbiology of the typhoid bacterium, signs and symptoms of the disease, treatment and prevention options, concerns for the future, and topics and applications of current research.

Chapters and topics include:

  • History of Typhoid Fever
  • Salmonella Typhi
  • Diagnosing Typhoid Fever
  • Treating Typhoid Fever
  • Preventing Typhoid Fever
  • Antibiotic Resistance and Treating Typhoid Fever
  • Typhoid Fever and Future Concerns
  • Typhoid Fever and Hopes for the Future.

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About the Author(s)

Donald Emmeluth, Ed.D., spent most of his teaching career in upstate New York. He now teaches biology at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia. Emmeluth has published several journal articles and is the coauthor of a high school biology textbook. His other titles in Chelsea House's Deadly Diseases and Epidemics series include Plague and Influenza. Emmeluth served as president of the National Association of Biology Teachers and received several awards, including the association's highest honor, the Honorary Membership Award and the Two-Year College Biology Teaching Award.

Foreword by David Heymann, World Health Organization

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