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Monster at Our Door The Global Threat of Avian Flu

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ISBN-10: 1595580115

ISBN-13: 9781595580115

Edition: 2005

Authors: Mike Davis

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From the acclaimed writer The Nation calls the "master of disaster prose," a terrifying forecast of a new global threat. "We are talking at least seven million deaths, but maybe more10 million, 20 million, and the worst case, 100 million."Shigeru Omi, Regional Director, western pacific office of the World Health Organization, November 2004 Avian influenza is a viral asteroid on a collision course with humanity. In 1918, a pandemic strain of influenza killed at least 40 million people in three months. Now, leading researchers believe, another world catastrophe is imminent. A virus of astonishing lethality, known as H5N1, has become entrenched in the poultry and wild bird populations of…    
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 9/15/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 5.52" wide x 7.72" long x 0.81" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

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
Conclusion : year of the rooster