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Virus Hunter: Thirty Years of Battling Hot Viruses Around the World

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The commander of the army virology unit that battled the Ebola virus in The Hot Zone--and the current Chief of Special Pathogens at the Centers for Disease Control--teams up with the bestselling coauthor of MindHunter to chronicle his extraordinary thirty-year career fighting deadly viruses.

From Central and South America to a deadly outbreak of a mystery virus in the American Southwest, from fieldwork in Egypt and the mountains of Kenya to immobilizing an army unit to stop a gut-wrenching outbreak of Ebola only miles from Washington, D.C., Virus Hunter takes us backstage in the inevitable clash between biology and human lives.

Because of new, emerging viruses, and the return of old, "vanquished" ones for which vaccines do not exist, there remains a very real danger of a new epidemic that could, without proper surveillance and early intervention, spread worldwide virtually overnight. And the possibility of foreign countries or terrorist groups using deadly airborne viruses that are easily obtained rather than unwieldy explosives looms larger than ever in the future.

High-octane science writing at its most revealing and best, Virus Hunter is a thrilling first-person account of what it is like to be a warrior in the Hot Zone.

Synopsis:

The commander of the army virology unit that battled Ebola in The Hot Zone — and Chief of Special Pathogens at the Centers for Disease Control — teams up with the bestselling coauthor of MindHunter to chronicle his extraordinary thirty-year career fighting deadly viruses.

C. J. Peters has been on the front lines of our biological war against "hot" viruses for three decades in South America, the United States, and Africa. In Virus Hunter, he recounts his lifelong battle against these deadly, invisible agents — and offers astonishing insight into the inevitable clash between biology — infectious deseases that reside in nature — and human lives.With the threat of new emerging viruses that could one day pose a threat to our species, and the possibility of terrorists one day resorting to deadly biological agents, it is more important than ever that we listen to Dr. Peters's dispatches from the front.

High-octane science writing at its most revealing and best, Virus Hunter is a thrilling first-person account of what it is like to be a warrior in the Hot Zone.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385485579
Subtitle:
Thirty Years of Battling Hot Viruses Around the World
With:
Olshaker, Mark
Publisher:
Random House
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Epidemiology
Subject:
Immunology
Subject:
Medical - Physicians
Subject:
Peters, C. J
Subject:
Hemorrhagic fever.
Subject:
Epidemiologists.
Subject:
Hemorrhagic fever -- Epidemiology.
Subject:
Virologists
Edition Description:
1st Anchor Books ed.
Publication Date:
1997
Binding:
Trade Cloth
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
xi, 323 p.
Dimensions:
9.62x6.45x1.18 in. 1.32 lbs.

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » History of Medicine
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Science and Mathematics » Biology » Viruses

Virus Hunter: Thirty Years of Battling Hot Viruses Around the World
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Product details xi, 323 p. pages Doubleday - English 9780385485579 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The commander of the army virology unit that battled Ebola in The Hot Zone — and Chief of Special Pathogens at the Centers for Disease Control — teams up with the bestselling coauthor of MindHunter to chronicle his extraordinary thirty-year career fighting deadly viruses.

C. J. Peters has been on the front lines of our biological war against "hot" viruses for three decades in South America, the United States, and Africa. In Virus Hunter, he recounts his lifelong battle against these deadly, invisible agents — and offers astonishing insight into the inevitable clash between biology — infectious deseases that reside in nature — and human lives.With the threat of new emerging viruses that could one day pose a threat to our species, and the possibility of terrorists one day resorting to deadly biological agents, it is more important than ever that we listen to Dr. Peters's dispatches from the front.

High-octane science writing at its most revealing and best, Virus Hunter is a thrilling first-person account of what it is like to be a warrior in the Hot Zone.

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