This Wikibook supports the Wikversity course and a new but rapidly growing cause called Teach Cough Hygiene Everywhere. WikiBook editors may be cordially invited into the leadership of that internet entity which was founded by the originating editor of this WikiBook.
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Remember it is not a matter of if but when another global pandemic will strike!
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 A. What you need to know about viruses
Chapter 2 B. Pathogenic bacteria
Chapter 3 Basic information on infectious disease
Chapter 4 Basic information on epidemics
Chapter 6 Swine flu basics
Chapter 7 Cough Hygiene
Appendix A Miscellaneous Resources
Appendix B CDC.GOV and other US NIH Resources (pending)
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