Power of Plagues
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Description: The Power of Plagues offers a fascinating examination of epidemic diseases within a historical context. Engagingly written, this new volume presents the science of plagues in an understandable and accessible manner, describing the nature and evolution of diseases and conveying their significance in shaping Western culture and civilization. Chapters present individual, independent plagues stories complemented by relevant and historical illustrations. Major historic outbreaks are covered, including those of the Greek and Roman empires as well as the infamous Black Death. Contemporary and emerging diseases are comprehensively detailed, including HIV-AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, smallpox, SARS, West Nile virus infection, influenza, mad cow disease, and several others. Despite advancements in the development of antimicrobials and vaccines and in securing clean water and food supplies, modern civilizations are not immune to epidemic diseases. The Power of Plagues provides insight into the struggle to attain disease control and eradication and explores the challenge of forecasting emerging plagues. In doing so, it offers readers a deeper understanding of modern public health issues and the role of infectious diseases.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: ASM Press
Publication date: 12/21/2005
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
|The Nature of Plagues|
|Plagues, the Price of Being Sedentary|
|Six Plagues of Antiquity|
|An Ancient Plague, the Black Death|
|A Modern Plague, AIDS|
|Typhus, A Fever Plague|
|Malaria, Another Fever Plague|
|Smallpox, The Spotted Plague|
|The Plague Protectors|
|The Great Pox Syphilis|
|The People's Plague: Tuberculosis|
|Leprosy, the Striking Hand of God|
|Six Plagues of Africa|
|Plagues without Germs|
|Plagues On Order|
|Cells and Viruses|
|General Works on Disease and History|