Before her freshman year of high school, Olivia traveled overseas to visit her grandparents and extended family in their country of origin. Back in the United States, Olivia came home eager to begin a new school year. She was not at all prepared to come home with a horrible case of pertussis, or what’s more commonly known as whooping cough. While being treated, Olivia and her parents learned that in addition to new outbreaks of infectious diseases, such as Ebola, MERS, and Zika, there’s been a rise in cases of infectious diseases thought for decades to be on the decline. With these health concerns on the rise, it’s vital to know how to handle them—whether you plan on traveling internationally or not.
What can someone like Oliva, and her parents, do to address their health concerns?
In the last decade, the global community has seen significant increases in both the number of infectious disease outbreaks and the diversity of the types of infectious diseases spreading. Unfortunately, much of the news we get on this subject is isolated to a brief news article. People seeking more in-depth medical information can rely on the new Gale Encyclopedia of Emerging Diseases to find trustworthy, up-to-date facts about the causes, symptoms, and treatments of infectious diseases.
Address a wide variety of health topics with Gale
In January 2018, Gale Encyclopedia of Emerging Diseases will join the extensive line of Gale Encyclopedia of Health titles known for providing authoritative, yet accessible, articles. In addition to new content on infectious diseases, revised editions of Gale Encyclopedia of Fitness and Gale Encyclopedia of Neurological Disorders will be available later this year with the Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health being released in December 2017.
The flagship of the Gale Encyclopedia of Health titles is the Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. A specialized title added to the health line this fall is the two-volume Gale Enciclopedia de la Medicina: Edicion Abreviada en Espanol, an abridged version of the Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine written in Spanish.
Physical fitness has proven to help prevent, delay, and relieve certain diseases, both physical and mental, and provides health benefits to people of all ages. With topics ranging from specific sports to the body’s reaction to physical fitness, and exercise activities to fitness tests, the Gale Encyclopedia of Fitness brings together a valuable collection of content for people looking to improve and maintain long-term health.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Neurological Disorders covers neurological diseases and disorders, including stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Tourette Syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease, cerebral palsy, vertigo, amnesia, and epilepsy. With incidences of neurological disorders affecting more people worldwide (the UN reports one in six), the consistent, well-balanced information provided in the Encyclopedia meets the needs of patients and those who care for them.