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The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balanceby Laurie Garrett
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Based on international field research and extensive interviews with experts in virology, molecular biology, disease ecology and medicine, Garrett (health and science writer and former science correspondent for National Public Radio) investigates newly identified viruses such as HIV, HIV-II and the mysterious Ebola; old viruses in new locations, such as hantavirus and dengue; and mutant strains of old diseases--and examines the relationship between the spread of disease, sociology, politics and science.
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Table of Contents
Introduction — Machupo: Bolivian hemorragic fever — Health transition: the age of optimism, setting out to eradicate disease — Monkey kidneys and the ebbing tides: Marburg virus, yellow fever, and the Brazilian meningitis epidemic — Into the woods: lassa fever — Yambuku: Ebola — The American bicentennial: swine flu and Legionnaires' Disease — N'zara: lassa, ebola, and the developing world's economic and social policies — Revolution: genetic engineering and the discovery of oncogenes.
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