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Symptoms, therapy and suggestions for wide selection of scientific emergencies.
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William 11 tenements 10, 13 tests 5, 16, 29 tissue 6–7 Trudeau, Dr. Edward Livingston 14–15, 16 vaccine 27 white plague 9, 27 World Health Organization (WHO) 21, 23, 24, 29 X-rays 6 Koch, Dr. Robert 12–13, 14, 28 latent tuberculosis 20–21, 29 lungs 5, 6–7, 13, 25, 29 About the Author Miriam Aronin is a writer and editor. She also enjoys reading, dancing, and staying healthy. 32 [Intentionally Left Blank] The White Plague! Oswaldo Juarez, a 19-year-old student in Florida, had been feeling ill for a few weeks.
It was the leading cause of death in these parts of the world at the time. • About one billion people died of the disease during this time period. • In 1720, English doctor Benjamin Marten guessed that TB could be spread from person to person. He had no proof, but he thought “wonderfully minute living creatures” could pass from a sick person to a healthy person during periods of close contact. • Dr. Marten’s guess was proved correct when Dr. Robert Koch, using a microscope, discovered TB bacteria more than 150 years later.
O’Shei, Tim. The World’s Deadliest Diseases. Mankato, MN: Capstone Press (2006). Silverstein, Alvin, Virginia B. Silverstein, and Laura Silverstein Nunn. The Tuberculosis Update. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow Publishers (2006). Wouk, Henry. Tuberculosis. Tarrytown, NY: Benchmark Books (2009). com/NightmarePlagues 31 Index active tuberculosis 20, 22, 29 Adirondack Mountains 14–15, 16 AIDS 20 antibiotics 7, 18–19, 22, 24, 29 Ashkin, Dr. David 6, 26 bacteria 12–13, 14–15, 17, 18–19, 20, 28 blood 4, 7, 9, 10–11, 25 cities 10–11, 28 consumption 9 coughing 4, 6–7, 10–11, 13, 24, 29 extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) 23, 29 extremely drug-resistant tuberculosis (XXDR-TB) 24–25 factories 10 Hippocrates 8, 28 Juarez, Oswaldo 4–5, 6–7, 8, 24–25, 26 Marten, Dr.