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American Academy of Pediatrics: Immunizations & Infectious Diseases

An Informed Parent's Guide

Informed by the expertise of the American Academy of Pediatrics, this authoritative guide to immunizations and infections in children covers a wide range of subject matter in easy-to-understand terms. Divided into four parts, this resource covers immunizations, antibiotics, prevention, and infection control, and also gives summaries of various infectious diseases. Readers will learn what exactly an infectious disease is; the differences between bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites; and about contagions and incubation times. Parents, school nurses, librarians, and anyone else who comes into contact with children will find this handbook indispensable. A 2004 Childhood Immunization Schedule and a sample child vaccination record are also included.