Microbe: Are We Ready for the Next Plague?.

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AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn, 2005 - Bioterrorism - 285 pages
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Whether a virus is unintentionally released via our modern transportation system, or deliberately by terrorists, even a small scale biological event could have a profound effect on our society. Yet our current public health system is completely unprepared to detect and respond quickly enough to avert a disease related crisis.
 

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Contents

The Birds That Fell from the Sky West Nile Virus
1
Corona of Death SARS
21
Arroyo Muerte Sin Nombre Hantavirus
37
Outbreaks Reservoirs and Dead End Hosts
57
Shards of Glass in the Brain Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy Mad Cow
69
Out of the Shadows Legionella Pneumophila Legionnaires Disease
83
An Ill Wind Smallpox
96
Natural Born Killers Why Some Germs Stay Bad
115
Healer Heal Thyself Curing What Ails the Public Health System
161
Project BIOWATCH Plague Vials Vanish in Texas
172
A New Weapon in the Fight
189
DNABased Vaccines
204
Three Ounces of Prevention Scenarios Involving Avian Bird Flu Bioterrorism Using Smallpox
218
Into A Crystal Ball Darkly A Look at the Future
237
Letter by Email to Lev Sandakhchiev
247
Glossary
250

Something in the Water Cholera Cryptosporidiosis
124
When Hours Count bu Days Dont Matter Anthrax
137

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