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Monster at Our Door The Global Threat of Avian Flu

ISBN-10: 0805081917
ISBN-13: 9780805081916
Edition: 2006 (Revised)
Authors: Mike Davis
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Description: A " brilliant" and " fascinating" investigation of the looming avian flu pandemic-- and how we arrived at the brink of a global health catastrophe-- "The New York Times""" The virus known as H5N1 is now endemic among poultry and wild bird  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Publication date: 8/22/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

A " brilliant" and " fascinating" investigation of the looming avian flu pandemic-- and how we arrived at the brink of a global health catastrophe-- "The New York Times""" The virus known as H5N1 is now endemic among poultry and wild bird populations in East Asia. A flu strain of astonishing lethality, it has a talent for transforming itself to foil the human immune system-- and kills two out of every three people it infects. The World Health Organization now warns that avian flu is on the verge of mutating into a super-contagious form that could travel at pandemic velocity, killing up to 100 million people within two years. In "The Monster at Our Door," the first book to sound this alarm, our foremost urban and environmental critic reconstructs the scientific and political history of this viral apocalypse in the making, exposing the central roles played by burgeoning slums, the agribusiness and fast-food industries, and corrupt governments. Mike Davis tracks the avian flu crisis as the virus moves west and the world remains woefully unprepared to contain it. With drug companies unwilling to invest in essential vaccines, severe shortages persist, a scenario Davis compares to the sinking Titanic: there are virtually no lifesaving resources available to the poor, and precious few for the rich, too.

Preface: Pieta
Evolution's Fast Lane
The Virulence of Poverty
The Wrong Lessons
Birds of Hong Kong
A Messy Story
Pandemic Surprise
The Triangle of Doom
Plague and Profit
Edge of the Abyss
Homeland Insecurity
Structural Contradictions
The Titanic Paradigm
Year of the Rooster
Conclusion
Avian Influenza Timeline
Notes
Index

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