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The Resource Deadly outbreaks : how medical detectives save lives threatened by killer pandemics, exotic viruses, and drug-resistant parasites, Alexandra M. Levitt ; foreword by Donald R. Hopkins

Deadly outbreaks : how medical detectives save lives threatened by killer pandemics, exotic viruses, and drug-resistant parasites, Alexandra M. Levitt ; foreword by Donald R. Hopkins

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Deadly outbreaks : how medical detectives save lives threatened by killer pandemics, exotic viruses, and drug-resistant parasites
Title
Deadly outbreaks
Title remainder
how medical detectives save lives threatened by killer pandemics, exotic viruses, and drug-resistant parasites
Statement of responsibility
Alexandra M. Levitt ; foreword by Donald R. Hopkins
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Despite advances in health care, infectious microbes continue to be a formidable adversary to scientists and doctors. Vaccines and antibiotics, the mainstays of modern medicine, have not been able to conquer infectious microbes because of their amazing ability to adapt, evolve, and spread to new places. Terrorism aside, one of the greatest dangers from infectious disease we face today is from a massive outbreak of drug-resistant microbes. Deadly Outbreaks recounts the scientific adventures of a special group of intrepid individuals who investigate these outbreaks around the world and figure out how to stop them. Part homicide detective, part physician, these medical investigators must view the problem from every angle, exhausting every possible source of contamination. Any data gathered in the field must be stripped of human sorrows and carefully analyzed into hard statistics. -- Jacket
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10221428
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Levitt, Alexandra M
Dewey number
614.5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Communicable diseases
  • Communicable diseases
  • Epidemics
  • Infection
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how medical detectives save lives threatened by killer pandemics, exotic viruses, and drug-resistant parasites
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Deadly outbreaks : how medical detectives save lives threatened by killer pandemics, exotic viruses, and drug-resistant parasites, Alexandra M. Levitt ; foreword by Donald R. Hopkins
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [197]-222)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Where are they now?
  • Chapter notes
  • Dead crows falling from the sky
  • The McConnon strain
  • Sorrow and statistics
  • Obsession or inspiration
  • Dangerous desserts
  • The red mist
  • A normal spring
  • Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 222 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781626360358
Isbn Type
(hb)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)829989229
  • ocn829989229
  • OCoLC
Label
Deadly outbreaks : how medical detectives save lives threatened by killer pandemics, exotic viruses, and drug-resistant parasites, Alexandra M. Levitt ; foreword by Donald R. Hopkins
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [197]-222)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Where are they now?
  • Chapter notes
  • Dead crows falling from the sky
  • The McConnon strain
  • Sorrow and statistics
  • Obsession or inspiration
  • Dangerous desserts
  • The red mist
  • A normal spring
  • Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 222 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781626360358
Isbn Type
(hb)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)829989229
  • ocn829989229
  • OCoLC

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