Deadly Invaders

Virus Outbreaks Around the World, From Marburg Fever to Avian Flu
Grady, Denise (Book - 2006)
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An epidemic strikes the United States, plunging the country into chaos. New York Times medical reporter Denise Grady uses this terrifying scenario, taken from the pages of a U.S. government report on the potential outcome of a pandemic, as the starting point for a journey into the gripping world of emerging diseases. In search of a better understanding of these often deadly diseases, Grady heads to Angola, the site of the 2005 Marburg virus epidemic, a disease closely related to Ebola. On the ground, and sometimes frighteningly close to victims of the disease, Denise explores the realities of health care in the developing world, and its potential effects on our own welfare. With supplemental sidebars that explain key scientific and social issues and in-depth chapters on the origins and spread of Marburg, avian flu, HIV, SARS, West Nile virus, hantavirus, and monkeypox, this is a fascinating look at the health dangers we face in a global society.
Authors: Grady, Denise
Title: Deadly invaders
virus outbreaks around the world, from Marburg fever to avian flu
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Kingfisher, 2006
Characteristics: 128 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.), col. map ;,25 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Denise Grady
Notes: "A New York times book."
Contents: An emerging threat
The Marburg story
Seven deadly diseases
ISBN: 9780753459959
Branch Call Number: j 614.58 G733d 2006
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 118-122) and index
Subject Headings: Avian influenza Juvenile literature Marburg virus Juvenile literature Emerging infectious diseases Juvenile literature Virus diseases Juvenile literature
Topical Term: Avian influenza
Marburg virus
Emerging infectious diseases
Virus diseases
LCCN: 2006004441
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A journey into the gripping world of emerging diseases, this book details an epidemic in 2005 and gives eye-opening information on seven other modern-day epidemics

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