The Germ Squad: Colds, Flu, & Stomach Bugs (Paperback)
Germs are everywhere, some can make you sick and others are harmless. Knowing what germs cause serious illness and how to avoid coming into contact with them or spreading them around is critical to staying healthy.
Colds, flu, and stomach bugs are rarely severe enough to cause an emergency. But sometimes, for certain people, colds, flu, and stomach viruses can be very serious. Do you know how to tell when a mild illness becomes severe enough to cause an emergency? Would your child know what do to if someone in their home became severely ill? Join the germ squad--Germaine the Flu germ, Ryan the Rhinovirus germ, and Nora the Norovirus germ--as they explain the signs and symptoms of colds, flu, and stomach bugs and when they are severe enough to cause an emergency.
The Germ Squad will tell you which groups of people are most susceptible to an illness becoming severe and what symptoms to look for. The Germ Squad will also help you learn how germs are spread and what to do to prevent spreading germs and getting sick.
As an EMT and firefighter, I've seen plenty of cases of colds, flu, and stomach bugs in all ages. I've also witnessed first-hand how even young children can grasp the seriousness of a medical emergency and act bravely by getting help. This book will help empower you and your child to be someone's hero by learning when to recognize a medical emergency and how to get help.
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