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Inside the outbreaks : the elite medical detectives of the epidemic intelligence service / Mark Pendergrast
Book | Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | 2010
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xiv, 418 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Cold war, hot pathogens -- Throwing them overboard -- Killer vaccine, goat-hair anthrax, rabid bats, and staph attacks -- Pandemic flu, purple enteritis on mars, polio problems -- New discoveries and mysteries in the early sixties -- The diaspora -- Fighting pox, pandemics, and special pathogens -- Eradication escalation -- Not just infections any more -- Surveillance and containment -- Target zero -- The year of living dangerously -- Superwomen (and men) of the late seventies -- Budget wars and new plagues -- Entering the computer age -- Unexpected connections -- Emerging infections -- Rough sledding -- Approaching a new millennium -- Full circle -- Into the 21st century -- L'expérience fait la difference.
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0151011206 :
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