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The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance [Repost]

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The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance [Repost]

The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance by Laurie Garrett
English | October 1, 1994 | ISBN: 0374126461, 1853817643, 0140250913 | EPUB | 750 pages | 2.5 MB

"Here is a volume that should be required reading for policy makers and health professionals." - Kirkus Reviews

After four decades of assuming that the conquest of all infectous diseases was imminent, people on all continents now find themselves besieged by AIDS, drug-resistant tuberculosis, cholera that defies chlorine water treatment, and exotic viruses that can kill in a matter of hours.

Based on extensive interviews with leading experts in virology, molecular biology, disease ecology and medicine, as well as field research in sub-Saharan Africa, Western Europe, Central America and the United States, The Coming Plague takes readers from the savannas of eastern Bolivia to the rain forests of northern Zaire on a harrowing, fifty year journey through our battles with the microbes, and tells us what must be done to prevent the coming plague.