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The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance

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Unpurified drinking water. Improper use of antibiotics. Local warfare. Massive refugee migration. Changing social and environmental conditions around the world have fostered the spread of new and potentially devastating viruses and diseases—HIV, Lassa, Ebola, and others. Laurie Garrett takes you on a fifty-year journey through the world's battles with microbes and examines the worldwide conditions that have culminated in recurrent outbreaks of newly discovered diseases, epidemics of diseases migrating to new areas, and mutated old diseases that are no longer curable. She argues that it is not too late to take action to prevent the further onslaught of viruses and microbes, and offers possible solutions for a healthier future.

Synopsis:

In this gripping, often harrowing study, Laurie Garrett takes readers on a 50-year journey through the world's battles with microbes, and examines the conditions that have culminated in recurrent outbreaks of newly discovered diseases, epidemics of diseases migrating to new areas, and mutated old diseases that are no longer curable. A New York Times Notable Book in 1994.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

1. Machupo: Bolivian Hemorrhagic Fever

2. Health Transition: The Age of Optimism—Setting Out to Eradicate Disease

3. Monkey Kidneys and the Ebbing Tides: Marburg Virus, Yellow Fever, and the Brazilian Meningitis Epidemic

4. Into the Woods: Lassa Fever

5. Yambuku: Ebola

6. The American Bicentennial: Swine Flu and Legionnaires' Disease

7. N'zara: Lassa, Ebola, and the Developing World's Economic and Social Policies

8. Revolution: Genetic Engineering and the Discovery of Oncogenes

9. Microbe Magnets: Urban Centers of Disease

10. Distant Thunder: Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Injecting Drug Users

11. Hatari: Vinidogodogo (Danger: A Very Little Thing): The Origins of AIDS

12. Feminine Hygiene (As Debated, Mostly, by Men): Toxic Shock Syndrome

13. The Revenge of the Germs, or Just Keep Inventing New Drugs: Drug-resistant Bacteria, Viruses, and Parasites

14. Thirdworldization: The Interactions of Poverty, Poor Housing, and Social Despair with Disease

15. All in Good Haste: Hantaviruses in America

16. Nature and Homo sapiens: Seal Plague, Cholera, Global Warming, Biodiversity, and the Microbial Soup

17. Searching for Solutions: Preparedness, Surveillance, and the New Understanding

Afterword

Notes

Acknowledgments

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140250916
Subtitle:
Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance
Author:
Garrett, Laurie
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
Microbiology
Subject:
Epidemiology
Subject:
Communicable diseases
Subject:
Communicable diseases -- Popular works.
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biology - Microbiology
Subject:
Infectious Diseases
Subject:
Biology-Microbiology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
no. 807
Publication Date:
19951001
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
768
Dimensions:
9.07x5.97x1.65 in. 1.78 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , In this gripping, often harrowing study, Laurie Garrett takes readers on a 50-year journey through the world's battles with microbes, and examines the conditions that have culminated in recurrent outbreaks of newly discovered diseases, epidemics of diseases migrating to new areas, and mutated old diseases that are no longer curable. A New York Times Notable Book in 1994.

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