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

Surveys fifty years of man's battle with communicable disease.

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Main Author: Garrett, Laurie
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Language:English
Published:New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c1994.
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245 1 4 |a The coming plague :  |b newly emerging diseases in a world out of balance /  |c Laurie Garrett. 
260 |a New York :  |b Farrar, Straus and Giroux,  |c c1994. 
300 |a xiii, 750 p. :  |b ill. ;  |c 25 cm. 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 0 |a 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. 
505 0 |a Nature and homo sapiens: seal plague, cholera, global warming, biodiversity, and the microbial soup -- Searching for solutions: preparedness, surveillance, and the new understanding -- Afterword. 
505 0 |a 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. 
520 |a Surveys fifty years of man's battle with communicable disease. 
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