The disfiguring, the disorienting and the plain disgusting in one small volume - how to recognise, treat and prevent the diseases you'd really rather not have. To most people, a cold is an inconvenience. Disease and illness, on the other hand, smacks of drama, evil disfigurements and remote tropical locations full of witch-doctors and weird and wonderful - even deadly - insects. If you've ever wondered what catching a really scary disease is like, you'll find out here. Every illness you've ever shuddered at is here, from rabies to Ebola, bird flu to elephantiasis. You can find out where it's most prevalent, what to expect if you get it and how it can be treated if it does strike without warning. And of course, there are illustrations to make sure you know exactly how revolting each disease will make you look and feel if you were to contract it. If you've ever wanted to travel to remote locations, enjoyed disaster films featuring killer viruses or wondered whether that lump on your arm was more than just a bump, this book will be a source of fascination - and it just might save your life, too.
Table of Contents
Anthrax; Asian Flu; Bird Flu; Bubonic Plague; Cholera; Dysentry; Ebola; Elephantiasis; Malaria; Rabies; SARS; Chlamydla; Spanish flu; Yellow Fever; Typhoid.
Michael Powell is a bestselling author of over twenty-five books for both children and adults. Before becoming a writer he trained at RADA and spend several years as an internationally unknown actor and musical director. He lives in Somerset with his wife and two young children.