Waterborne Illnesses, 1st Edition

  • Series Name: Diseases & Disorders Series
  • Peggy Parks
  • Published By: Lucent Press (Rosen)
  • ISBN-10: 1420510967
  • ISBN-13: 9781420510966
  • DDC: 613.6
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 10th Grade
  • 104 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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As Earth's population has continued to grow, reaching 7 billion people in 2011, much of the planet's available fresh water has become polluted, making it unfit for drinking, cooking, or bathing—and contributing to deadly maladies known as waterborne illnesses. This book will provide an overview of waterborne illnesses and explain the magnitude of the problem. Individual chapters focus on defining and explaining waterborne illnesses, such as Cholera, Dysentery, Hepatitis A, Polio, Typhoid Fever, and SARs, identifying sources of water contamination and geographic areas most affected, and exploring how natural disasters may greatly magnify the problem. Global efforts to prevent waterborne illness are also discussed.

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Diseases & Disorders Series

The DISEASES & DISORDERS series offers young readers and researchers a means of understanding ailments and their ramifications. Clear, careful explanations offer insight into what these conditions are, what causes them, how people live with them, and the latest information about treatment and prevention. All volumes include primary and secondary source quotations, annotated bibliographies and lists of organizations to contact for additional information.

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  • All volumes in the series include primary and secondary quotations, annotated bibliographies, detailed indexes, and lists of organizations to contact for additional information.