By Trudee Romanek

Within the 5th Mysterious You publication, Achoo!, young children 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 certain sequence explores the mysteries of the human physique utilizing a mixture of completely researched real info, striking anecdotes and marvelous try-it actions.

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For hundreds of years, country people had said that milkmaids who caught a harmless sickness called vaccinia (VAK-sin-ya) — or cowpox — from the cows they milked never got smallpox. So Dr. Jenner rubbed some pus from a milkmaid who had cowpox into cuts on the arm of healthy James Phipps. When the boy had gotten over the cowpox, Dr. Jenner infected him with smallpox. It was a dangerous experiment — James could easily have died. Luckily, the experiment worked. Jenner had just completed the world’s first vaccination.

Ear infections, sinus infections, bacterial pneumonia — all these can be a lot harder to fight, especially when your body’s already worn out from battling the virus you got in the first place. 32 You’ve Got WHAT in You r Ears? Never stick anything in your ear. It’s a good rule, but sometimes doctors have to break it. Some kids get frequent ear infections and have lots of trouble getting rid of them. Those kids may have to have surgery to put tiny tubes in their ears. Each tube fits into a little hole a surgeon makes in the eardrum.

That means the few bacteria that would normally drain out get the chance to hang around and reproduce instead. Then what started as a virus gets complicated by a bacterial infection. Ear infections, sinus infections, bacterial pneumonia — all these can be a lot harder to fight, especially when your body’s already worn out from battling the virus you got in the first place. 32 You’ve Got WHAT in You r Ears? Never stick anything in your ear. It’s a good rule, but sometimes doctors have to break it.

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