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Author Osterholm, Michael T., author

Title Deadliest enemy : our war against killer germs / Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH and Mark Olshaker

Publication Info. New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2017


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Eureka Non-Fiction  614.4 Ost    ---  Available
Edition First edition
Description viii, 341 pages ; 24 cm
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Note Includes index
Contents Black swans and red alerts -- Annals of public health -- White coats and worn shoes -- The threat matrix -- The natural history of germs -- The new world order -- Means of transmission: bats, bugs, lungs, and penises -- Vaccines: the sharpest arrow in our quiver -- Malaria, AIDS, and TB: lest we forget -- Gain of function and dual use: the Frankenstein scenario -- Bioterror: opening Pandora's box -- Ebola: out of Africa -- SARS and MERS: harbingers of things to come -- Mosquitoes: public health enemy number one -- Zika: expecting the unexpected -- Antimicrobials: the tragedy of the commons -- Fighting the resistance -- Influenza: the king of infectious diseases -- Pandemic: from unspeakable to inevitable -- Taking influenza off the table -- Battle plan for survival
Summary Infectious disease has the terrifying power to disrupt everyday life on a global scale, overwhelming public and private resources and bringing trade and transportation to a halt. In today's world, it's easier than ever to move people, animals, and materials around the planet, but the same advances that make modern infrastructure so efficient have made epidemics and even pandemics nearly inevitable. So what can -- and must -- we do in order to protect ourselves? Drawing on the latest medical science, case studies, and policy research, Deadliest enemy explores the resources and programs we need to develop if we are to keep ourselves safe from infectious disease
Subject Epidemics -- Prevention
Communicable diseases -- Prevention
AIDS (Disease) -- Prevention
Zika virus -- Prevention
SARS (Disease) -- Prevention
Added Author Olshaker, Mark, 1951- author
ISBN 9780316343695 (hardcover) :
0316343692 (hardcover) :

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