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The coming plague : newly emerging diseases in a world out of balance / Laurie Garrett.

Garrett, Laurie. (Author).

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Stafford Library 614.4 GARRETT (Text to phone) 34061082497092 Adult Nonfiction Checked out 05/12/2021
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Introduction -- Machupo: Bolivian hemorragic 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.
Subject: Epidemiology > Popular works.
Communicable diseases > Popular works.

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