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Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs

Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Osterholm, Dr Michael
By Olshaker, Mark

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Unlike natural disasters, whose destruction is concentrated in a limited area over a period of days, and illnesses, which have devastating effects but are limited to individuals and their families, infectious disease has the terrifying power to disrupt everyday life on a global s...cale, overwhelming public and private resources and bringing trade and transportation to a grinding halt. In today's world, it's easier than ever to move people, animals, and materials around the planet, but the same advances that make modern infrastructure so efficient have made epidemics and even pandemics nearly inevitable. And as outbreaks of COVID-19, Ebola, MERS, and Zika have demonstrated, we are woefully under-prepared to deal with the fallout. So what can -- and must -- we do in order to protect ourselves from mankind's deadliest enemy? Drawing on the latest medical science, case studies, policy research, and hard-earned epidemiological lessons, Deadliest Enemy explores the resources and programs we need to develop if we are to keep ourselves safe from infectious disease. The authors show how we could wake up to a reality in which many antibiotics no longer cure, bio-terror is a certainty, and the threat of a disastrous influenza or coronavirus pandemic looms ever larger. Only by understanding the challenges we face can we prevent the unthinkable from becoming the inevitable. Deadliest Enemy is high scientific drama, a chronicle of medical mystery and discovery, a reality check, and a practical plan of action.
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ISBN 9781529342222
Released NZ 14 Apr 2020
Publisher John Murray Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
764 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days

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ISBN-13 9781529342222
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher John Murray Press
Imprint John Murray Publishers Ltd
Released 14 Apr 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Osterholm, Dr Michael
By Olshaker, Mark
Category Epidemiology & Medical Statistics
Infectious & Contagious Diseases
Popular Medicine
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 150mm
Height: 228mm
Spine: 30mm
Dewey Code 614.4
Weight 560g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Epidemics - Popular works, Communicable diseases - Popular works
NBS Text Family & Health: General
ONIX Text General/trade;Professional and scholarly