Pandemic: The Terrifying Threat of the New Killer Plagues

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Citadel Press, Mar 27, 2007 - Health & Fitness - 259 pages
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Pandemic, originally published by Carlton Publishing in the United Kingdom in 2001 and now fully updated, is the most-up-to-date and comprehensive book on the subject of contagious and fatal viruses and bugs. Written in laymen's terms, but packed with expert information, Pandemic examines the diseases that now threaten the globe, from SARS to Avian flu and other developing killer bugs, as well as the evolution of historical killer viruses such as the Black Plague (which wiped out half of Europe in the 16th century), yellow fever, smallpox, anthrax, and a host of other deadly diseases, and shows how a number of viruses long thought to be dormant and are now making a deadly resurgence.
 

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Contents

Contemporary Complacency
1
Lessons from History
19
Bacteria and Antibiotics
37
Engineering Armageddon
57
Antibiotic Resistance
84
A Vagrant Virus
109
Overdue Epidemic or Alarmist Panic?
129
AIDS
145
And Then You Dissolve
162
PR is for Prions
179
FootandMouth
206
HealthcareAcquired Infections
220
The Risk of Recession
233
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Dr Pete Moore is a medical journalist and Honorary Fellow of Trinity College, Bristol. He is Chairman of the Medical Journalists Association and winner of numerous awards for his journalism, including the MJA Tony Thistlethwaite Award for his most recent book, "Blood and Justice," He is an official rapporteur at Windsor Castle and private meetings at the House of Lords. He has a PhD in physiology and has held a range of post-doctoral research fellowships with The Wellcome Trust and British Heart Foundation. He also lectures in ethics.

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