By Trudee Romanek
Within the 5th Mysterious You booklet, Achoo!, youngsters probe the secrets and techniques of affliction and sniff out what germs are, why they typically make us ailing, how bodies conflict them and the way vaccines guard us opposed to them.
This precise sequence explores the mysteries of the human physique utilizing a mixture of completely researched actual details, remarkable anecdotes and remarkable try-it actions.
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31 From Bad to Worse For most people, a cold or a bout of the flu means a week or so of lying in bed, achy and bored. After that, your body rallies and you get better. Sometimes, though, a cold or flu can turn into something more serious. If it spreads from your throat and sinuses to other parts of your breathing passages, that part of you gets sick. Viruses in the bronchial tubes— air passages connected to your lungs—can give you bronchitis, and the sore throat and serious breathing troubles that come with it.
Believe it or not, pigs cough and sneeze the same as people do, sending their germs flying far and wide and spreading the pneumonia to the other pigs around them. 33 GERM OF AN IDEA 34 On the Mend In 1928, a researcher named Alexander Fleming made an incredible discovery completely by accident. He was studying bacteria, trying to figure out what could kill them. Before he went on holiday, he smeared bacteria onto some agar, a sort of jelly the bacteria could eat, then forgot to cover the experiment.
Horse? People aren’t the only animals that get the flu. Birds, pigs, ducks, whales, horses and seals can all catch some Type A flu bugs. In fact, animals can even give the flu to people. Researchers believe the Spanish flu of 1918 and the swine flu of 1976 both came from pigs. And in 1998, people caught Avian flu from chickens. • What people call the stomach flu isn’t a flu. It’s an infection of the stomach and intestines by another kind of virus. Flu viruses infect only breathing passages. • The flu has been making people sick for more than 1500 years.
Achoo!. The Most Interesting Book You'll Ever Read about Germs by Trudee Romanek