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The Resource Global flu and you : a history of influenza, George Dehner

Global flu and you : a history of influenza, George Dehner

Label
Global flu and you : a history of influenza
Title
Global flu and you
Title remainder
a history of influenza
Statement of responsibility
George Dehner
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"We all know the signs: chills, fever, sore throat, muscle aches, coughing. But while the flu may seem harmlessly similar to the common cold, influenza results in between 250,000 and 500,000 deaths every year in epidemics that can spread rapidly around the world. In pandemic years, the disease can kill millions. The recurrence of the Spanish flu virus, the appearance and spread of Bird flu and the unexpected Swine flu pandemic of 2009 have increased interest in and heightened concern about the dangers posed by flu. Drawing on his extensive research into influenza, the author makes clear that such epidemics are not a new phenomenon: humans share a long, complex history with the influenza virus. This comprehensive book traces the animal origins of the disease and outlines the social and cultural changes that have enabled it, over thousands of years, to mutate and evolve to become the endemic threat to human health it is today. In recent generations medical and scientific breakthroughs in studying and protecting against the virus have made rapid progress, providing governments with effective tools to safeguard public health. But modern social, demographic, economic and technological changes may also accelerate and amplify the impact of an influenza pandemic, potentially undermining the promise of these new protective strategies"--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dehner, George
Dewey number
614.518
Index
index present
LC call number
RA644.I6
LC item number
D34 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
WC 515
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Influenza
  • Influenza
  • Influenza, Human
  • Influenza, Human
  • MEDICAL / Forensic Medicine
  • MEDICAL / Preventive Medicine
  • MEDICAL / Public Health
  • Influenza
  • Influenza
Label
Global flu and you : a history of influenza, George Dehner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Know your enemy -- The murky past of influenza -- Misidentifications and false starts -- The 1920s to the 1980s -- Renewed fears of flu -- Yet another surprise
Control code
828425069
Extent
1 online resource (191 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781780230573
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)828425069
Label
Global flu and you : a history of influenza, George Dehner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Know your enemy -- The murky past of influenza -- Misidentifications and false starts -- The 1920s to the 1980s -- Renewed fears of flu -- Yet another surprise
Control code
828425069
Extent
1 online resource (191 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781780230573
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)828425069

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