An overview of disease pandemics through history, what was done at the time, and what we have learned from each one.
This book examines history's most destructive pandemics including The Black Death (Bubonic Plague); The Great Plague of London, the 1918 Spanish Flu, HIV/AIDS, and more. It uses a narrative structure to describe the causes, events and eventual cessation of each outbreak. It features case stories of those affected, the science behind each disease, the physical symptoms and effects, and the different approaches to stopping or eradicating the diseases.
This is a highly topical book that addresses the outbreak of COVID-19. It offers a message of hope to those worried or affected by COVID-19. That is, that pandemics come and go, people have survived through them, and with each one our understanding of how to slow or stop them increases.
The book features illustrations and etchings from the Middle Ages and photographs from pandemics later in history.
NOTE : Contains detailed descriptions of death & illness which may upset younger readers
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Gruesomely fascinating text supplies plenty of detail, and accompanying illustrations are great. Could be used for topic support or equally for general interest. References Covid-19
Contains detailed descriptions of death & illness which may upset younger readers