Killer Germs Microbes and Diseases That Threaten Humanity

ISBN-10: 0071409262
ISBN-13: 9780071409261
Edition: 2nd 2003
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Description: The Zimmermans examine the havoc-wreaking microbes of the past and look ahead to the emerging threats, including a new chapter on bioterrorism.

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List price: $19.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 9/27/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

The Zimmermans examine the havoc-wreaking microbes of the past and look ahead to the emerging threats, including a new chapter on bioterrorism.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Origin of Disease
Extraterrestrial Origins
Spontaneous Generation
Evolution of Life
Germs and Disease: A Brief History
Witchcraft, Retribution, and the Humor of It All
Seeing the Invisible
A Milkmaid's Tale
Chance Favors the Prepared Mind
A Sheepish Situation
Mad Dogs and Frenchmen
Doctors of Death
That Nasty Little German
Magic Bullets
The First Chemotherapy
The First Antibiotic
The First Wonder Drug
The Miracle Mold
A Miracle from the Soil
Back to the Future
The White Death
Captain of the Men of Death
Winning the Battle
Losing the War
New Kids on the Block
Lyme Disease: Getting Ticked Off
The Flesh Eaters
Legionnaires' Disease: Opportunity Knocks
The Virus
The Discovery of Viruses
How Do Viruses Work?
Acute Viral Infections
Persistent Viral Infections
Our Immune System and Autoimmunity
Origin of Viruses
Viruses as Agents of Genetic Change
Beyond the Virus--the Prion
The Gathering Storm--Emerging Viruses
Emerging Viruses
Marburg
Ebola
Lassa
Hantavirus
Dengue
West Nile Virus
Why Viruses Emerge
Common Viruses That Kill
Influenza
The Swine Flu Scare of 1976
The ABCs of Hepatitis
Poliomyelitis (Infantile Paralysis)
Measles
Parasites That Kill
Protozoa
Flatworms
Roundworms
Parasitic Fungi: A Fungus Among Us
AIDS
A New Disease Emerges
Searching for the Cause
Testing for AIDS
Anatomy of a Virus
Prevention
Treatment
Where Did HIV Come From?
What Lies Ahead?
Bioterrorism
The Nations
The Germs
Bioterrorism Today
Conclusion
Bibliography and Suggested Readings
Index

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