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The coming plague : new emerging diseases in a world out of balance

Author: Laurie Garrett
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 1994.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurie Garrett
ISBN: 0140250913 9780140250916 0374126461 9780374126469
OCLC Number: 311160838
Description: xvii, 750 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Machupo: Bolivian hemorragic fever --
Health transition: the age of optimism, setting out to eradicate disease --
Monkey kidneys and the ebbing tides: Marburg virus, yellow fever, and the Brazilian meningitis epidemic --
Into the woods: lassa fever --
Yambuku: Ebola --
The American bicentennial: swine flu and Legionnaires' Disease --
N'zara: lassa, ebola, and the developing world's economic and social policies --
Revolution: genetic engineering and the discovery of oncogenes --
Microbe Magnets: urban centers of disease --
Distant thunder: sexually transmitted diseases and injecting drug users --
Hatari: vinidogodogo (danger: a very little thing): the origins of AIDS --
Feminine hygiene (as debated, mostly, by men): toxic shock syndrome --
The revenge of the germs, or just keep inventing new drugs: drug-resistant bacteria, viruses, and parasites --
Thirdworldization: the interactions of poverty, poor housing, and social despair with disease --
All in good haste: hantaviruses in America --
Nature and homo sapiens: seal plague, cholera, global warming, biodiversity, and the microbial soup --
Searching for solutions: preparedness, surveillance, and the new understanding --
Afterword.
Responsibility: Laurie Garrett.

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