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Deadly Outbreaks - How Medical Detectives Save Lives Threatened by Killer Pandemics, Exotic Viruses, and Drug-Resistant Parasites (Hardcover) Loot Price: R482
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Deadly Outbreaks - How Medical Detectives Save Lives Threatened by Killer Pandemics, Exotic Viruses, and Drug-Resistant Parasites (Hardcover)

Alexandra M. Levitt

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Despite advances in health care, infectious microbes continue to be a formidable adversary to scientists and doctors. Vaccines and antibiotics, the mainstays of modern medicine, have not been able to conquer infectious microbes because of their amazing ability to adapt, evolve, and spread to new places. Terrorism aside, one of the greatest dangers from infectious disease we face today is from a massive outbreak of drug-resistant microbes.
"Deadly Outbreaks" recounts the scientific adventures of a special group of intrepid individuals who investigate these outbreaks around the world and figure out how to stop them. Part homicide detective, part physician, these medical investigators must view the problem from every angle, exhausting every possible source of contamination. Any data gathered in the field must be stripped of human sorrows and carefully analyzed into hard statistics.
Author Dr. Alexandra Levitt is an expert on emerging diseases and other public health threats. Here she shares insider accounts she's collected that go behind the alarming headlines we've seen in the media: mysterious food poisonings, unexplained deaths at a children's hospital, a strange neurologic disease afflicting slaughterhouse workers, flocks of birds dropping dead out of the sky, and drug-resistant malaria running rampant in a refugee camp. Meet the resourceful investigators--doctors, veterinarians, and research scientists--and discover the truth behind these cases and more.

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Imprint: Skyhorse Publishing
Country of origin: United States
Release date: August 2013
First published: September 2013
Authors: Alexandra M. Levitt
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 152mm (L x W x H)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 192
ISBN-13: 978-1-62636-035-8
Barcode: 9781626360358
Categories: Books > Medicine > General issues > Public health & preventive medicine > Epidemiology & medical statistics
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LSN: 1-62636-035-9

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