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In this brilliant and gripping medical detective story. Richard Rhodes follows virus hunters on three continents as they track the emergence of a deadly new brain disease that first kills cannibals in New Guinea, then cattle and young people in Britain and France — and that has already been traced to food animals in the United States. In a new Afterword for the paperback, Rhodes reports the latest U.S. and worldwide developments of a burgeoning global threat.

Synopsis:

In this brilliant and gripping medical detective story. Richard Rhodes follows virus hunters on three continents as they track the emergence of a deadly new brain disease that first kills cannibals in New Guinea, then cattle and young people in Britain and Franceand#8212;and that has already been traced to food animals in the United States. In a new afterword for the paperback, Rhodes reports the latest US and worldwide developments of a burgeoning global threat.

About the Author

Richard Rhodes is the author of the Pulitzer Prize — winning The Making of the Atomic Bomb and many other books. He lives in rural Connecticut.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

To the Reader

PART ONE: Among the Cannibals

1. I Eat You

2. Kuru

3. Dr. Creutzfeldt and Dr. Jakob

4. Across the Species Barrier

5. The Life and Death of Georgette

6. The Cannibal Connection

PART TWO: The Strangest Thing in All Biology

7. The Disease That Wouldn't Die

8. High-Tech Neocannibalism

9. Infecting the Children

10. A Candidate for a Modern Wonder

PART THREE: God in the Guise of a Virus

11. Meat Bites Back

12. Ice-Nine

13. It's Kuru and Nothing but Kuru

Afterword: We May Have to Face an Epidemic

Glossary

Acknowledgments

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684844251
Subtitle:
Tracking the Secrets of a Terrifying New Plague
Author:
Rhodes, Richard
Publisher:
Simon and Schuster
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Popular works
Subject:
Diseases
Subject:
Diseases - Contagious
Subject:
Cattle
Subject:
Prion diseases
Subject:
Prion diseases -- Popular works.
Subject:
Prison diseases
Subject:
General Science
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Illnesses
Subject:
foodborne illness, hydrogen bomb, atomic bomb, atomic bomb japan, the making of the atomic bomb, the manhattan project, nuclear warhead, nuclear warfare
Subject:
ebola; foodborne illness; hydrogen bomb; atomic bomb; atomic bomb japan; the making of the atomic bomb; the manhattan project; nuclear warhead; nuclear warfare
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Touchstone ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
19980522
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
3 B/W PHOTOS
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 11.515 oz

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