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  1. Healthy Children Guide (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
      Provides information on childhood diseases and conditions. Includes fact sheets on some of the most common childhood problems, such as Asthma, Baby Bottle Tooth Decay and Oral Health, Bacterial Meningitis, Campylobacter, Chickenpox, Cold Sores, Common Cold, Cryptosporidium, Cytomegalovirus, Diarrheal Diseases, Diphtheria, Earache (Otitis Media), E. coli, Fifth Disease, Foodborne Illnesses, Giardiasis, Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Coxsackie A), Head Lice, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infections, Impetigo, Infectious Mononucleosis, Influenza, Measles, Mumps, Pertussis, Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis), Pinworms, Polio, Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), Ringworm, Roseola, Rotavirus Diarrhea, Rubella, Salmonella, Scabies, Shigellosis, Strep Throat and Scarlet Fever, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), Tetanus, Tuberculosis, and Yeast Infections (Thrush) 5-00

  2. Bubonic Plague (EMedicine.com)
      "The plague has caused more fear and terror than perhaps any other infectious disease in the history of humankind. It has laid claim to nearly 200 million lives and has brought about monumental changes, such as the end of the Dark Ages and the advancement of clinical research in medicine."

      "Although still debated by historians, the plague has been responsible for at least 3 great pandemics and multiple epidemics in history. The first spread occurred from the Middle East to the Mediterranean basin during the fifth and sixth centuries AD, killing approximately 50% of the population in these areas. The second pandemic afflicted Europe between the 8th and 14th centuries, destroying nearly 40% of the population. The third pandemic started in approximately 1855 in China, and, although it has been mostly controlled, it is still ongoing." 01-07

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