The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance
Unpurified drinking water. Improper use of antibiotics. Local warfare. Massive refugee migration. Changing social and environmental conditions around the world have fostered the spread of new and potentially devastating viruses and diseases—HIV, Lassa, Ebola, and others. Laurie Garrett takes you on a fifty-year journey through the world's battles with microbes and examines the worldwide conditions that have culminated in recurrent outbreaks of newly discovered diseases, epidemics of diseases migrating to new areas, and mutated old diseases that are no longer curable. She argues that it is not too late to take action to prevent the further onslaught of viruses and microbes, and offers possible solutions for a healthier future.
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Quite scientific and at times a difficult read. Some of the chapters felt more like full books as they were so long. All in all a very good book for those with an interest in epidemiology.
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This book had an incredible amount of really interesting information in it. I thoroughly enjoyed the way it was written and set up. Even though it's over a decade old, it's still a very valid history of epidemiology for the layman. Read full review
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