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The coming plague : newly emerging diseases in a world out of balance, Laurie Garrett

Label
The coming plague : newly emerging diseases in a world out of balance
Title
The coming plague
Title remainder
newly emerging diseases in a world out of balance
Statement of responsibility
Laurie Garrett
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Unpurified drinking water, improper use of antibiotics, local warfare, massive refugee migration have contributed to changing social and environmental conditions around the world. These have fostered the spread of new and potentially devastating viruses and diseases : HIV, Lassa, Ebola, and others. The author takes the reader on a fifty year journey through the world's battles with microbes and examines the worldwide conditions that have culminated in recurrent outbreaks of newly discovered diseases, epidemics of diseases migrating to new areas, and mutated old diseases that are no longer curable
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Garrett, Laurie
Dewey number
614.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA651
LC item number
.G37 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1994 L-245
  • WA 105
NLM item number
G239c 1994
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Epidemiology
  • Communicable diseases
  • Epidemiology
  • Communicable Diseases
  • Communicable diseases
  • Epidemiology
  • Infectieziekten
  • Toekomstverwachtingen
  • Communicable diseases
Label
The coming plague : newly emerging diseases in a world out of balance, Laurie Garrett
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction -- Machupo: Bolivian hemorragic fever -- Health transition: the age of optimism, setting out to eradicate disease -- Monkey kidneys and the ebbing tides: Marburg virus, yellow fever, and the Brazilian meningitis epidemic -- Into the woods: lassa fever -- Yambuku: Ebola -- The American bicentennial: swine flu and Legionnaires' Disease -- N'zara: lassa, ebola, and the developing world's economic and social policies -- Revolution: genetic engineering and the discovery of oncogenes
  • Microbe Magnets: urban centers of disease -- Distant thunder: sexually transmitted diseases and injecting drug users -- Hatari: vinidogodogo (danger: a very little thing): the origins of AIDS -- Feminine hygiene (as debated, mostly, by men): toxic shock syndrome -- The revenge of the germs, or just keep inventing new drugs: drug-resistant bacteria, viruses, and parasites -- Thirdworldization: the interactions of poverty, poor housing, and social despair with disease -- All in good haste: hantaviruses in America
  • Nature and homo sapiens: seal plague, cholera, global warming, biodiversity, and the microbial soup -- Searching for solutions: preparedness, surveillance, and the new understanding -- Afterword
Control code
ocm30701925
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 750 pages
Isbn
9780374126469
Lccn
94026285
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o30701925
  • (OCoLC)30701925
Label
The coming plague : newly emerging diseases in a world out of balance, Laurie Garrett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction -- Machupo: Bolivian hemorragic fever -- Health transition: the age of optimism, setting out to eradicate disease -- Monkey kidneys and the ebbing tides: Marburg virus, yellow fever, and the Brazilian meningitis epidemic -- Into the woods: lassa fever -- Yambuku: Ebola -- The American bicentennial: swine flu and Legionnaires' Disease -- N'zara: lassa, ebola, and the developing world's economic and social policies -- Revolution: genetic engineering and the discovery of oncogenes
  • Microbe Magnets: urban centers of disease -- Distant thunder: sexually transmitted diseases and injecting drug users -- Hatari: vinidogodogo (danger: a very little thing): the origins of AIDS -- Feminine hygiene (as debated, mostly, by men): toxic shock syndrome -- The revenge of the germs, or just keep inventing new drugs: drug-resistant bacteria, viruses, and parasites -- Thirdworldization: the interactions of poverty, poor housing, and social despair with disease -- All in good haste: hantaviruses in America
  • Nature and homo sapiens: seal plague, cholera, global warming, biodiversity, and the microbial soup -- Searching for solutions: preparedness, surveillance, and the new understanding -- Afterword
Control code
ocm30701925
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 750 pages
Isbn
9780374126469
Lccn
94026285
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o30701925
  • (OCoLC)30701925

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