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After four decades of assuming that the conquest of infectious diseases was imminent, people on all continents now find themselves besieged. The ...Show synopsisAfter four decades of assuming that the conquest of infectious diseases was imminent, people on all continents now find themselves besieged. The water we drink is improperly purified, the air we breathe potentially deadly, and the food we eat possibly poisonous. What went wrong? This book follows the doctors and scientists in their 50 year battle with the microbes, ranging from the savannas of Bolivia to the rain forests of Zaire. Jet travel, the sexual revolution and over-population - all favour the survival of new and old bugs, among them, malaria, Ebola, cholera and tuberculosis, and viruses that kill in hours. The impending disaster is worsened by bureaucratic fighting and drug company competition.Hide synopsis
Description:In this gripping, often harrowing study, Laurie Garrett takes...In this gripping, often harrowing study, Laurie Garrett takes readers on a 50-year journey through the world's battles with microbes, and examines the conditions that have culminated in recurrent outbreaks of newly discovered diseases, epidemics of d...
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Influenza, Hanta virus, Ebola, Toxic Shock Syndrome, HIV/AIDS.
Laurie Garrett's incredible research and great writing skill brings to the reader the epidemiological source of the aforementioned diseases.
Disease has been with humanity for as long as there has been humanity, ebbing and flowing like ...
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