Soap and Water & Common Sense

Soap and Water & Common Sense

The Definitive Guide to Viruses, Bacteria, Parasites and Disease

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As a physician who has spent nearly two decades chasing bugs all over the world ? from Ebola in Uganda, to polio in Pakistan, to SARS in Toronto ? leading epidemiologist and public-health doctor Bonnie Henry offers three simple rules to help people avoid getting sick: clean your hands, cover your mouth when you cough, and stay at home when you have a fever. It all boils down to basic hygiene. In this compelling book, Dr. Henry gives a lively account of the evolution of common sickness. She takes readers on a tour through the halls of Microbes Inc., a global "corporation" that has evolved and adapted over billions of years to rule the earth. From viruses to bacteria to parasites and fungi, Dr. Henry profiles the threats and dispels some of the common myths and misinformation about good and bad bugs to bestow upon readers the most important measures needed to keep themselves and their families healthy.


Blackwell North Amer
As a physician who has spent the better part of the last two decades chasing bugs all over the world - from Ebola in Uganda, to polio in Pakistan, SARS in Toronto, and the HÝsubscript 1¨NÝsubscript 1¨ influenza outbreak across North America - Dr. Bonnie Henry, a leading epidemiologist (microbe hunter) and public health doctor, offers three simple rules to live by: clean your hands, cover your mouth when you cough, and stay at home when you have a fever.
From viruses to bacteria to parasites and fungi, Dr. Henry takes us on a tour through the halls of Microbes Inc., providing up-to-date and accurate information on everything from the bugs we breathe, to the bugs we eat and drink, the bugs in our backyard, and beyond. Lively, informative, and fascinating, Soap and Water & Common Sense is the definitive guide to staying healthy in a germ-filled world.

Publisher: Toronto : Anansi, c2009
ISBN: 9780887848124
Characteristics: 276 p. : ill ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Soap and water and common sense

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1vicious69 Dec 08, 2011

Very interesting read

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1vicious69 Dec 08, 2011

1vicious69 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 99

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1vicious69 Dec 08, 2011

"How to fight colds, flus, pandemics, and deadly diseases"-

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