Tuberculosis: The White Plague!

Tuberculosis: The White Plague!

by Miriam Aronin

Hardcover(Library Binding)



Oswaldo Juarez, a 19-year-old student in Florida, had been feeling ill for a few weeks. Then, on a fall night in 2007, he began to cough up blood. As he looked at the red stain in his sink, he thought he might be dying. He raced to a doctor to have tests done to find out what was wrong with him. Then came the terrible news. Oswaldo had tuberculosis, or TB-a disease that kills more than one million people on Earth every year.

How does this killer disease spread to so many people? Look inside to find out more about Oswaldo and other victims of tuberculosis. You'll also discover what causes the dangerous illness, how it affects the body, and-most important-how to protect yourself from it in the first place.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781936088065
Publisher: Bearport Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/28/2010
Series: Nightmare Plagues Series
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.24(w) x 10.36(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 940L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

Table of Contents

Something Really Bad 4

A Giant Hole 6

A Mysterious Disease 8

Crisis in the Cities 10

An Amazing Discovery 12

Fresh Air and Sunshine 14

Life in a Sanatorium 16

New Medicines, New Hope 18

A Global Emergency 20

Even Worse News 22

Isolated! 24

The Ones We Really Fear 26

Famous Tuberculosis Outbreaks 28

Tuberculosis Facts 29

Glossary 30

Bibliography 31


Learn More Online 31

Index 32

About the Author 32

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Tuberculosis: The White Plague! 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
True54Blue on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Although this book is a little sensationalist it covers the basic history and facts of tuberculosis well. It's aimed a children and includes a glossary of difficult words. It also includes a short bibliography for further reference.