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The Hot Zone
The Hot Zone
by Richard Preston
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A highly infectious, deadly virus from the central African rain forest suddenly appears in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. There is no cure. In a few days 90 percent of its victims are dead. A secret military SWAT team of soldiers and scientists is... (read more)

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The Hot Zone: A Terrifying True Story
The Hot Zone: A Terrifying True Story
by Richard Preston
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US"One of the most horrifying things I've ever read. What a remarkable piece of work." --Stephen King "Popular science writing at its best and the year's most infectious page-turner." --People "A top-drawer horror story...the... (read more)

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The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance
The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance
by Laurie Garrett
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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... (read more)

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Rabid: A Cultural History of the World's Most Diabolical Virus
Rabid: A Cultural History of the World's Most Diabolical Virus
by Bill Wasik
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An engrossing, lively history of a fearsome and misunderstood virus that binds man and dog The most fatal virus known to science, rabies—a disease that spreads avidly from animals to humans—kills nearly one hundred percent of its victims... (read more)

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Infectious Disease: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Infectious Disease: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by Marta L. Wayne
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As doctors and biologists have learned, to their dismay, infectious disease is a moving target: new diseases emerge every year, old diseases evolve into new forms, and ecological and socioeconomic upheavals change the transmission pathways by which... (read more)

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The Fatal Strain: On the Trail of Avian Flu and the Coming Pandemic
The Fatal Strain: On the Trail of Avian Flu and the Coming Pandemic
by Alan Sipress
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A riveting account of why science alone can't stop the next pandemic. In 2009, Swine Flu reminded us that pandemics still happen, and award- winning journalist Alan Sipress reminds us that far worse could be brewing. When a highly lethal strain of avian... (read more)

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The Virus and the Vaccine: Contaminated Vaccine, Deadly Cancers, and Government Neglect
The Virus and the Vaccine: Contaminated Vaccine, Deadly Cancers, and Government Neglect
by Debbie Bookchin
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Jonas Salk's polio vaccine is regarded as a veritbale medical miracle, for it largely eradicated one of the most feared diseases of the 20th century. But the story of the vaccine has a dark side, one that has never been fully told before. Between 1954... (read more)

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Cancer Virus: The Discovery of Epstein-Barr Virus
Cancer Virus: The Discovery of Epstein-Barr Virus
by Dorothy H Crawford
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The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) was discovered in 1964. At the time, the very idea of a virus underlying a cancer was revolutionary. Cancer is, after all, not catching. Even now, the idea of a virus causing cancer surprises many people. But Epstein-Barr... (read more)

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Germs Gone Wild: How the Unchecked Development of Domestic Biodefense Threatens America
Germs Gone Wild: How the Unchecked Development of Domestic Biodefense Threatens America
by Kenneth King
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Battling a new generation of corporate giants and uncovering threats right in our own backyard, Kenneth King's reveals the massive expansion of America's bio-defense research labs and the culture of deception surrounding hundreds of facilities that have... (read more)

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Level 4: Virus Hunters of the CDC: Tracking Ebola and the World's Deadliest Viruses
Level 4: Virus Hunters of the CDC: Tracking Ebola and the World's Deadliest Viruses
by Joseph B. Mccormick, M.d.
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"Level 4 is the highest degree of laboratory containment for isolation and experimentation on microbiological organisms. Level-4 organisms produce lethal illnesses in humans and, for the most part, have no treatment and no prevention. Among the most... (read more)

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No Time to Lose: A Life in Pursuit of Deadly Viruses
No Time to Lose: A Life in Pursuit of Deadly Viruses
by Peter Piot
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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... (read more)

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Plague Time: How Germs Cause Cancer, Heart Disease, and Other Deadly Ailments
Plague Time: How Germs Cause Cancer, Heart Disease, and Other Deadly Ailments
by Paul W Ewald
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Hunting the 1918 Flu
Hunting the 1918 Flu
by Kirsty E Duncan
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In 1918, the Spanish flu epidemic killed an estimated 20 to 40 million people worldwide. Its origins remain unknown. In this text, Duncan (medical geography, U. of Toronto) recounts her experiences organizing an international scientific expedition... (read more)

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The Plague Makers: The Secret World of Biological Warfare
The Plague Makers: The Secret World of Biological Warfare
by Wendy Barnaby
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A science writer (who happens to be married to a defense analyst) discusses the growing threat of biological weapons, friendly nations' BW programs as well as Iraq's, defenses, and progress toward international regulation through the BW Convention... (read more)

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The Demon Under the Microscope: From Battlefield Hospitals to Nazi Labs, One Doctor's Heroic Search for the World's First Miracle Drug
The Demon Under the Microscope: From Battlefield Hospitals to Nazi Labs, One Doctor's Heroic Search for the World's First Miracle Drug
by Thomas Hager
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The Nazis discovered it. The Allies won the war with it. It conquered diseases, changed laws, and single-handedly launched the era of antibiotics. This incredible discovery was sulfa, the first antibiotic. In The Demon Under the Microscope, Thomas Hager... (read more)

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Killer Germs: Microbes and Diseases That Threaten Humanity
Killer Germs: Microbes and Diseases That Threaten Humanity
by Barry E Zimmerman
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The Zimmerman brothers, identical twins who both have master's degrees in microbiology and teach high school science, write for the popular audience. The revised edition of their 1996 work contains material on recent killers, including West Nile virus... (read more)

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Virus Hunter: Thirty Years of Battling Hot Viruses Around the World
Virus Hunter: Thirty Years of Battling Hot Viruses Around the World
by C J Peters
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C. J. Peters is an international expert and consultant on emerging diseases. He has worked in the field of infectious diseases for more than three decades, having served as the chief of special pathogens at the Center for Disease Control and as chief of... (read more)

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Twenty-First Century Plague: The Story of SARS
Twenty-First Century Plague: The Story of SARS
by Thomas Abraham
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SARS could have been much worse. The previously unknown virus jumped the species barrier into humans in fall 2002 in southern China and within months had spread along commercial air routes to 31 countries and every continent. The virus was halted by... (read more)

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Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic
Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic
by David Quammen
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A New York Times Notable Book of the Year, a Scientific American Best Book of the Year, and a Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award Ebola, SARS, Hendra, AIDS, and countless other deadly viruses all have one thing in common: the bugs that... (read more)

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Germs: Biological Weapons and America's Secret War
Germs: Biological Weapons and America's Secret War
by Judith Miller and Stephen Engelberg and William Broad
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Jeff Stein The Washington Post Book World Compelling and highly readable...an authoritative book.... (read more)

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