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The Little Book of Pandemics

50 of the World's Most Virulent Plagues and Infectious Diseases
Moore, Pete (Book - 2007)
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As the world waits once again to see if the latest virus will decimate the population, The Little Black of Pandemics looks at the greatest natural killers of all time. This concise and intelligent look at the most deadly viral and bacterial diseases includes expert opinion on likely future outbreaks, method of contagion, identification of systems, and likelihood of survival. Includes influenza, smallpox, West Nile virus, AIDS, Ebola, SARS, plague, typhus, cholera, tuberculosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, leprosy, meningitis, vCJD, hepatitis, yellow fever, Lassa fever, and many more.
Authors: Moore, Pete, 1962-
Title: The little book of pandemics
50 of the world's most virulent plagues and infectious diseases
Publisher: New York, NY : Collins, c2007
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
Characteristics: 144 p. :,ill. ;,19 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Dr. Peter Moore
Contents: Introduction
pt. 1. Around and about : community diseases
Influenza
H5N1 bird flue
MRSA
Chicken pox
Anthrax
Bacterial meningitis
Leprosy
Smallpox
Ebola
Group A streptococci
Clostridium difficile
Heliocobacter pylori
Hepatitis C
Rotavirus
SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)
pt. 2. Airborne diseases
Whooping cough
Common cold
English sweating sickness
Measles
Tuberculosis (TB)
Legionnaires' disease
pt. 3. Sexually transmitted diseases
Chlamydia
HIV/AIDS
Herpes
Syphilis
Gonorrhea
pt. 4. Food- and water-borne diseases
Salmonella
Cholera
Polio
Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies
Hepatitis A
Botulism
E. coli 0157:H7
Giardia
Listeria
Norwalk virus
pt. 5. Animal-borne diseases
Plague
Yellow fever
Typhus
Leishmaniasis
Leptosporosis
Lyme disease
Dengue fever
Malaria
Rabies
Rift Valley fever
West Nile virus
Nipah virus
Rocky Mountain spotted fever
Lassa fever
Sources
Glossary
Index
ISBN: 0061374210
9780061374210
Branch Call Number: 614.49 M823L 2007
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 138) and index
Subject Headings: Communicable diseases Epidemics History
Topical Term: Communicable diseases
Epidemics
LCCN: 2008299865
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Jul 05, 2012
  • tocch101 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Good for the layperson, but most health scientist know all of these already. Were a few, hmmm worthy moments however and I'm glad I read it.

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