Coming Plague Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance

ISBN-10: 0140250913

ISBN-13: 9780140250916

Edition: 1996

Authors: Laurie Garrett

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This is an investigation into the global epidemic of infectious diseases which claims that the world is unprepared for the coming plagues. The book ranges from the savannas of Bolivia to the rainforests of Zaire.
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Book details

List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/1/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 768
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Machupo: Bolivian Hemorrhagic 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
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index
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