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BC: This is a book about different diseases. It talks about infectious diseases, non infectious diseases, and one sort of cancer. | Written by: Kristen Denny


1: Infectious Diseases

2: Infectious disease This is a disease that can be passed on to another person. | One type of infectious disease is Influenza, also known as the flu. Symptoms: fever, cough, sore throat,body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Also sometimes diarrhea and vomiting. Prevention: clean devices you use with wipes or rubbing alcohol Duration: 7 days Cure: Medicine and Flu vaccine.

3: Another type is athlete's foot. Symptoms: itching, burning and cracked, scaly skin between your toes Prevention: Wash your feet every day, dry your feet well, especially between your toes, wear clean socks, don't walk barefoot in public areas, and wear flip-flops in locker room showers. Duration: several weeks or months, even after treatment. Cure: Ointments

4: One other infectious disease is Chickenpox. Symptoms: Red rashes or blisters coming up anywhere on the body. Some kids have a fever, abdominal pain, sore throat, headache, or a vague sick feeling a day or 2 before the rash appears. These symptoms may last for a few days, and fever stays in the range of 100-102 F (37.7-38.8 C), though in rare cases may be higher. Younger kids often have milder symptoms and fewer blisters than older children or adults. Prevention: Chickenpox (Varicella) vaccine

5: Duration: 15+ days Cure: no cure

6: NONINFECTIOUS!!! An example of a noninfectious disease is Osteoporosis. Symptoms: None until you fracture a bone and you have severe pain. Prevention: Plenty of calcium and vitamin D, regular exercise, and osteoporosis medications. Duration: up to a lifetime Cure: not a full proof cure but you can take medications to ease pain.

7: Cancer | One type of cancer is leukemia. Environmental causes: Not fully sure. It is possible for the environment to help cause this disease, so some scientists say. Treatments: The options are watchful waiting, chemotherapy, targeted therapy, biological therapy, radiation therapy, and stem cell transplant

8: Leukemia Pictures


11: Bibliography

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