A Virus of Our Own Hatching
By (author) Michael Greger
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Bird Flu by Michael Greger
Book DescriptionFrom 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9781590560983
(229mm x 152mm x 36mm)
Imprint: Lantern Books,US
Publisher: Lantern Books,US
Publish Date: 12-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Michael Greger
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