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From the Delaware Division of Public Health
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Zika by Until recently, Zika, once considered a mild disease, was hardly a cause for global panic. But as early as August 2015, doctors in northeast Brazil began to notice a trend: many mothers who had recently experienced symptoms of the Zika virus were giving birth to babies with microcephaly, a serious disorder characterized by unusually small heads and brain damage. By early 2016, Zika was making headlines as evidence mounted - and eventually confirmed - that microcephaly is caused by the virus, which can be contracted through mosquito bites or sexually transmitted. The first death on American soil, in February 2016, was confirmed in Puerto Rico in April.
Call Number: 614.5885 M
Publication Date: 2016-06-28
To Catch a Virus by Expert storytellers weave together the science, technological advances, medical urgencies, and human stories that chronicle the development of the field of diagnostic virology. Follows a historical discoveries that defined viruses and their roles in infectious diseases over a century of developments, epidemics, and molecular advances, and continuing into the 21st century with AIDS, HIV, and a future that in no way resembles the past. Features the great names and personalities of diagnostic virology, their contributions, their associations, and their challenges to prove findings that some considered fantasy. Describes how scientists applied revolutionary technologies, studying viruses, first in animal models and tissue culture and progressing to molecular and genetic techniques. Appeals to the pioneer and adventure-seeker who is interested in how a scientific field evolves.
Publication Date: 2013-03-25
Mosquito by In this lively and comprehensive portrait of the mosquito, its role in history, and its threat to mankind, Spielman and D'Antonio take a mosquito's-eye view of nature and man.
Publication Date: 2001-06-13
The Zika Virus by Sexually transmitted diseases are an unfortunate danger for people who are sexually active. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that half of all sexually transmitted infections affect people ages 15 to 24, so it is crucial to educate young adults about the consequences of unprotected sex before they become sexually active. Full-color photographs and detailed infographics supplement the informative texts discussion of the most common sexually transmitted diseases and the ways in which their spread can be prevented.
Publication Date: 2017-08-15
The Zika Virus by The Zika Virus covers the Zika outbreak that began in 2015, discusses the history of the virus and its discovery, examines how the virus spreads and how it affects the infected, and looks at how the medical community is fighting it. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Publication Date: 2016-12-15
Spillover [videorecording(DVD)] : zika, ebola & beyond by Investigate the rise of spillover viruses like Zika, Ebola and Nipah that can make the leap from animals to humans. Find out how human behaviors spread diseases and what science can do to anticipate and prevent epidemics around the world.
Call Number: 614.58 S
Publication Date: 2016
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