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Bird Flu: A Virus of Our Own Hatching

Bird Flu: A Virus of Our Own Hatching (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Greger, Michael

From age-old scourges such as smallpox and tuberculosis to emerging threats like AIDS and SARS, our interactions with animals have always played a pivotal role as a source of human disease. Bird flu is the latest such menace coming home to roost. Leading public health authorities... now predict as inevitable a pandemic of influenza, triggered by bird flu and expected to lead to millions of deaths around the globe. The influenza virus has existed for millions of years as an innocuous intestinal virus of wild ducks. What turned a harmless waterborne duck virus into a human mass murderer? In Bird Flu , Dr. Michael Greger traces the human role in the evolution of this virus, whose humble beginnings belie its transformation into a killer mutant strain that could become as ferocious as Ebola and as contagious as the common cold. In the face of the coming pandemic, Dr. Greger reveals what we can do to protect our families and what human society to can do to reduce the likelihood of such catastrophes in the future. Amid the growing panic surrounding this issue, Dr. Greger takes a sobering look at a deadly cycle and offers a solution to ending it.
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ISBN 9781590560983
Released NZ 15 Nov 2006
Publisher Lantern
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Out of print

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ISBN-13 9781590560983
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Lantern
Imprint Lantern Books,US
Released 15 Nov 2006
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Greger, Michael
Category Public Health & Preventive Medicine
Number of Pages 468
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 36mm
Dewey Code 614.518
Weight 1g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Avian influenza, Avian influenza - History
NBS Text Medicine: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text General/trade