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The Resource The new killer diseases : how the alarming evolution of mutant germs threatens us all, Elinor Levy and Mark Fischetti

The new killer diseases : how the alarming evolution of mutant germs threatens us all, Elinor Levy and Mark Fischetti

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The new killer diseases : how the alarming evolution of mutant germs threatens us all
Title
The new killer diseases
Title remainder
how the alarming evolution of mutant germs threatens us all
Statement of responsibility
Elinor Levy and Mark Fischetti
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The strange new disease SARS erupted apparently out of nowhere and has spread at an astonishing rate. Scary as SARS itself is, the disease is also a warning of many possible such outbreaks to come. Featuring the disturbing story of SARS-where it came from, what it is, and how to protect yourself from it-as well as those of many other recently evolved deadly scourges, The New Killer Diseases is a shocking call to arms. All around us-in our homes, workplaces, and public spaces-bacteria and viruses are evolving at a feverish rate, and our best defenses against them are in danger of being overwhelmed. The threat posed by emerging infectious diseases is as formidable as any challenge the human race has ever faced, and the evolutionary scales may be tipping in favor of the microbes
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Levy, Elinor
Dewey number
616/.01
Index
index present
LC call number
QR177
LC item number
.L475 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2003 K-062
  • WA 110
NLM item number
L668n 2003
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Fischetti, Mark
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Drug resistance in microorganisms
  • Communicable diseases
  • Communicable Diseases, Emerging
  • Disease Outbreaks
  • Drug Resistance, Microbial
Label
The new killer diseases : how the alarming evolution of mutant germs threatens us all, Elinor Levy and Mark Fischetti
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
  • Mad cow and chronic wasting disease : the strange horrors of prions
  • ch. 5.
  • E. coli gone bad : runaway bacterial evolution
  • ch. 6.
  • Bacterial resistance : the dangers of antibiotics and hospitals
  • ch. 7.
  • The next flu pandemic : rapidly mutating viruses
  • ch. 8.
  • TB again : the fight-then-forget cycle
  • ch. 9.
  • Introduction : SARS, the newest killer
  • Ticking time bombs : chronic diseases combining forces
  • ch. 10.
  • What we must do
  • Notes on sources and further reading
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • ch. 1.
  • The case of Jeannie Brown
  • ch. 2.
  • The bioterrorism challenge : meeting the threat
  • ch. 3.
  • Our ailing pathogen alert system : germs from abroad
  • ch. 4.
Control code
51264333
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9780609609941
Lccn
2002155925
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The new killer diseases : how the alarming evolution of mutant germs threatens us all, Elinor Levy and Mark Fischetti
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
  • Mad cow and chronic wasting disease : the strange horrors of prions
  • ch. 5.
  • E. coli gone bad : runaway bacterial evolution
  • ch. 6.
  • Bacterial resistance : the dangers of antibiotics and hospitals
  • ch. 7.
  • The next flu pandemic : rapidly mutating viruses
  • ch. 8.
  • TB again : the fight-then-forget cycle
  • ch. 9.
  • Introduction : SARS, the newest killer
  • Ticking time bombs : chronic diseases combining forces
  • ch. 10.
  • What we must do
  • Notes on sources and further reading
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • ch. 1.
  • The case of Jeannie Brown
  • ch. 2.
  • The bioterrorism challenge : meeting the threat
  • ch. 3.
  • Our ailing pathogen alert system : germs from abroad
  • ch. 4.
Control code
51264333
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9780609609941
Lccn
2002155925
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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