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No Time to Lose: A Life in Pursuit of Deadly Viruses

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When Peter Piot was in medical school, a professor warned, "There's no future in infectious diseases. They've all been solved." Fortunately, Piot ignored him, and the result has been an exceptional, adventure-filled career. In the 1970s, as a young man, Piot was sent to Central Africa as part of a team tasked with identifying a grisly new virus. Crossing into the quarantine zone on the most dangerous missions, he studied local customs to determine how this disease--the Ebola virus--was spreading. Later, Piot found himself in the field again when another mysterious epidemic broke out: AIDS. He traveled throughout Africa, leading the first international AIDS initiatives there. Then, as founder and director of UNAIDS, he negotiated policies with leaders from Fidel Castro to Thabo Mbeki and helped turn the tide of the epidemic. Candid and engrossing, captures the urgency and excitement of being on the front lines in the fight against today's deadliest diseases.

Review:

"A riveting read."—Laurie Garrett, The Lancet

Review:

"Insightful."—Andrew Jack, Financial Times

Synopsis:

As a young scientist, Peter Piot named a newly discovered virus "ebola." This is the story of his extraordinary career.

About the Author

Peter Piot, MD, PhD, is the director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, former undersecretary general of the United Nations, and former executive director of UNAIDS. He lives in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393345513
Author:
Piot, Peter
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Epidemiology
Subject:
Biography-Scientists
Publication Date:
20130531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 pages of illustrations
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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