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Draper, Allison Stark.
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First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Rosen Pub. Group, [2002]

Physical Description:
64 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
An examination of the ebola virus, its African origins, and the development of this and other similar emerging diseases.
The mystery of ebola -- Death in Yambuku: ebola-Zaire -- Nzara: ebola-Sudan -- The monkey tragedy: ebola-Reston -- The second wave: Kikwit 1995 and Uganda 2000 -- Curing ebola: vaccination and garcinia kola.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 8.0 2.0 67525.
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RC140.5 .D73 2002 Juvenile Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Young people will be horrified and amazed as they track the course of this devastating and deadly illness from Central Africa To The United States. Ebola is a gripping title as it explains this complex virus in easy to understand terminology, profiles important figures such as virologists and ecologists, and offers a time line of key events. This comprehensive examination of a disease that kills nine out of ten of its victims presents delicate material in a careful and enlightening way.

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Booklist Review

Gr. 5^-8. Despite the horrifying aspects of epidemic diseases, they are still a source of fascination as well as grist for health and science reports. Each volume in the Epidemics series focuses on one such illness, tracing its known history to recent outbreaks, including the Ebola outbreak in Uganda in 2000. Combining full-color graphics, photographs, and a detailed, yet accessible narrative, the entries attempt to separate facts from hysteria and provide a human side to the scientific research by profiling individuals who have given their time, and sometimes their lives, to fighting the destructive outbreaks. In Mad Cow Disease, Ridgway is careful to explain what's being done, particularly in the U.K., to protect the food supply. Written with care, these volumes inform without sensationalizing. Nevertheless, the material may be difficult for some students to handle. Each book ends with a glossary and suggestions of further readings and resources. These book will be good starting points for students needing information on diseases that are continuing to make headlines. --Heather Hepler

School Library Journal Review

Gr 6-8-Middle schoolers will be fascinated by the gory specificity of these series entries. Both titles are brimming with glossy, full-color images of each disease, from its origin at the cellular level through the swathe of human and animal destruction left in its wake. While both are clearly written, they take different narrative tacks. Draper traces Ebola chronologically and geographically, with scientists racing against time as the epidemics progress. Ridgway, on the other hand, approaches mad cow disease like a medical detective with a gift for prose, fascinated with the physiology of the disease and excitedly explaining the process directly to readers. With an eye always on the science, he creates crackling tension. Snappy, bold chapter headings ("The Protein Goes Bad," "The Cows Go Mad") and subheadings ("Disease Hunters," "The Green Abyss") keep both texts moving forward briskly, and the science is explained so well that the glossaries are almost unnecessary. Mad Cow, particularly, is a riveting read and will be a hot item in the circles of the curious.-Mary R. Hofmann, Rivera Middle School, Merced, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

1 Things of Fourp. 4
2 Quadrilateralp. 6
3 Parallelogramp. 8
4 Rhombusp. 10
5 Rectanglep. 12
6 Squarep. 14
7 Trapezoidp. 16
8 Kitep. 18
9 Perimeter and Areap. 20
10 Quadrilaterals Around Usp. 22
Glossaryp. 23
Indexp. 24
Web Sitesp. 24