Germ Proof Your Kids: The Complete Guide to Protecting Your Family from Infections

Germ Proof Your Kids: The Complete Guide to Protecting Your Family from Infections
2008 © American Society for Microbiology
Harley A. Rotbart, M.D.
ISBN-10: 1-55581-427-1
ISBN-13: 978-1-55581-427-4
Infectious Diseases, Pediatrics


Germ Proof Your Kids: The Complete Guide to Protecting (without Overprotecting) Your Family from Infections is a wide reaching cross-over title, appealing to a variety of specialties including pediatrics, family medicine, primary care, infectious diseases, public health and nursing. This e-book, which compares the latest scientific findings with traditional home treatments, offers essential explanations of infectious diseases and details strategies to protect the entire family. Germ Proof covers common maladies like fever, ear infections and strep throat, rare disorders such as AIDS, Bird Flu and West Nile Virus, child immunity, the array of defenses available against germs and infections and how to understand and interpret the latest research news.

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"There are many self-help books for parents regarding all aspects of child care, including treatment of illnesses. This one is unique in its concentration on prevention and treatment of infectious diseases."

-- Michael Wasserman, MD (Ochsner Clinic Foundation) Doody's Review

"This clear and comprehensive resource will dispel your germ phobias, bring clarity to today's alphabet-soup of infectious disease threats, and arm you with empowering perspective, prudence, and common sense."

-- Marianne Neifert, M.D. (Dr. Mom®), pediatrician, author, speaker and mother of five


While written for parents, this volume also serves as a perfect office manual for physicians. By providing up-to-date, concise information on the most prevalent infections and infectious diseases, this book will help doctors educate parents about germs and the best treatment options available to them.

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