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Title:
Everything you need to know about Lyme disease
Author:
Donnelly, Karen.
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Publication Information:
New York : Rosen Pub. Group, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
64 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Describes the causes, symptoms, and treatment of Lyme disease.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 6.4 1.0 46933.
ISBN:
9780823932160
Format :
Book

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Marilla Free Library RC155.5 .D66 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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Summary

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection caused by a parasitic tick. What may start out as a simple rash could lead to a serious illness that includes arthritis, heart trouble, and problems with the nervous system. This informative guide explains how people get Lyme disease and describes its symptoms, what ticks look like, treatment methods, and how to protect yourself from the disease.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 5^-8. This entry in the Need to Know Library series has some problems. The text is sometimes repetitive, the editing is occasionally sloppy, and the information is periodically interrupted by fictional "firsthand" accounts of a child who contracts Lyme disease, which personalize the disease but are distracting. Despite the flaws, however, the book is packed with useful information, and color photographs spice up an otherwise dull format. Readers get a look at how doctors played detective to discover the disease, and there are color photos of the distinctive bull's-eye rash that usually announces the tick bite that causes the illness, as well as advice on how to avoid bites and what to do if bitten. There's also information on where the disease is most prevalent. A bibliography and Web sites are also a plus. --Ilene Cooper


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