The coming plague : newly emerging diseases in a world out of balance / Laurie Garrett.
- 2 of 3 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
- 1 of 2 copies available at Stafford Library.
|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Stafford Library||614.4 GARRETT (Text to phone)||34061082497092||Adult Nonfiction||Checked out||05/12/2021|
|Stafford Library||614.4 GARRETT (Text to phone)||34061090106792||Adult Nonfiction||Available||-|
- ISBN: 0140250913 (pbk.)
- Physical Description: xiii, 750 p. : maps ; 23 cm.
- Publisher: New York : Penguin, c1994.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
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.
Search for related items by subject
|Subject:||Epidemiology > Popular works.
Communicable diseases > Popular works.