What You Need to Know about Measles

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Patricia Clayton-LeVasseurauthor

Patricia Clayton-LeVasseur has more than 20 years of nursing experience in critical care, neuroscience, and education. Currently, she is an associate professor at AdventHealth University in Orlando, FL.

What You Need to Know about Measles

20220930

Greenwood

Pages 208
Topics Anti-vaccination Movement;Vitamin A and Measles;Quarantine;Pregnancy and Measles;Mortality Rate;MMR Vaccine;Measles Rash;Measles Outbreaks;Measles;History of Measles;Eradication Campaigns against;Complications of Measles;Case Studies;Eradication Campaigns against Measles

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What You Need to Know about Measles

Author(s): Clayton-LeVasseur, Patricia;
Contributors: Clayton-LeVasseur, Patricia;
Abstract:

Although measles is a preventable disease, today cases are on the rise in the United States because of falling vaccination rates. This book provides a broad introduction to this once widespread and still potentially very dangerous viral infection.

Measles is a highly contagious viral infection that can cause serious, even life-threatening, complications. Although the MMR vaccine is effective at preventing measles, the rise of anti-vaccination sentiment in the United States has many experts concerned that measles may once again become a significant public health threat.

What You Need to Know about Measles</i> is part of Greenwood's Inside Diseases and Disorders</b> series. This series profiles a variety of physical and psychological conditions, distilling and consolidating vast collections of scientific knowledge into concise, readable volumes. A list of "top 10" essential questions begins each book, providing quick-access answers to readers' most pressing concerns. The text follows a standardized, easy-to-navigate structure, with each chapter exploring a particular facet of the topic. In addition to covering such basics as causes, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options, books in this series delve into issues that are less commonly addressed but still critically important, such as effects on loved ones and caregivers. Case illustrations highlight key themes discussed in the book and are accompanied by insightful analyses and recommendations.

  • Approaches the subject in a holistic manner, covering such often-overlooked areas as societal perceptions and impact on family and friends</li>

  • An Essential Questions section provides quick answers to the questions readers are most likely to have and serves as a springboard to explore the content of the book in more detail</li>

  • Case Illustrations provide relatable, real-world examples of concepts discussed in the text</li>

  • An annotated Directory of Resources points readers toward useful books, organizations, and websites, acting as a gateway to further study and research</li>

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SortTitle: what you need to know about measles
Keyword(s): Anti-vaccination Movement; Vitamin A and Measles; Quarantine; Pregnancy and Measles; Mortality Rate; MMR Vaccine; Measles Rash; Measles Outbreaks; Measles; History of Measles; Eradication Campaigns against; Complications of Measles; Case Studies; Eradication Campaigns against Measles
Author Info:
Patricia Clayton-LeVasseurauthor

Patricia Clayton-LeVasseur has more than 20 years of nursing experience in critical care, neuroscience, and education. Currently, she is an associate professor at AdventHealth University in Orlando, FL.

eISBN-13: 9781440875908
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440875892
Imprint: Greenwood
Pages: 208
Publication Date: 20220930
Series: Inside Diseases and Disorders