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The viral network : a pathography of the H1N1 influenza pandemic

Author: Theresa MacPhail
Publisher: Ithaca ; London : Cornell University Press, 2014.
Series: Expertise (Ithaca, N.Y.)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In The Viral Network, Theresa MacPhail examines our collective fascination with and fear of viruses through the lens of the 2009 H1N1 pandemic. In April 2009, a novel strain of H1N1 influenza virus resulting from a combination of bird, swine, and human flu viruses emerged in Veracruz, Mexico. The Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) announced an official end to the pandemic in August 2010.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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MacPhail, Theresa, 1972-
Viral network : a pathography of the H1N1 influenza pandemic.
Ithaca, New York : Cornell University Press, ©2014
xii, 232 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Theresa MacPhail
ISBN: 9780801454899 0801454891 0801452406 9780801452406 0801479835 9780801479830
OCLC Number: 897810495
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 232 pages).
Contents: Seeing the past or telling the future? : on the origins of pandemics and the phylogeny of viral expertise --
The invisible chapter (work in the lab) --
Quarantine, epidemiological knowledge, and the history of infectious disease research in Hong Kong --
The siren song of avian influenza : a brief history of future pandemics --
The predictable unpredictability of viruses and the concept of "strategic uncertainty" in global public health --
The anthropology of good information : data deluge, knowledge, and context in global public health --
The heretics of microbiology : charisma, expertise, disbelief, and the production of knowledge.
Series Title: Expertise (Ithaca, N.Y.)
Responsibility: Theresa MacPhail.

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"In The Viral Network, Theresa MacPhail deftly describes recent influenza outbreaks and their associated pandemic scares and public health responses from a variety of productive angles. MacPhail's Read more...

 
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