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
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c1994.
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Table of Contents:
  • 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. Nature and homo sapiens: seal plague, cholera, global warming, biodiversity, and the microbial soup
  • Searching for solutions: preparedness, surveillance, and the new understanding
  • Afterword. 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.