Outbreaks and Epidemics

Battling infection from measles to coronavirus
eAudio - unabridged
(5.53 hours)
Product Number: TCM4050
Released: 01 Jun, 2020
Business Term: Multiuse 100 Circ
ISBN: #9781004012237
Narrator(s): Deirdra Whelan
Publisher: W F Howes
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Description

For centuries mankind has waged war against the infections that, left untreated, would have the power to wipe out communities, or even entire populations. Yet for all our advanced scientific knowledge, only one human disease – smallpox – has ever been eradicated globally. In recent years, outbreaks of Ebola and Zika have provided vivid examples of how difficult it is to contain an infection once it strikes, and the panic that a rapidly spreading epidemic can ignite. But while we chase the diseases we are already aware of, new ones are constantly emerging, like the coronavirus that spread across the world in 2020. At the same time, antimicrobial resistance is harnessing infections that we once knew how to control, enabling them to thrive once more. Meera Senthilingam presents a timely look at humanity’s ongoing battle against infection, examining the successes and failures of the past, along with how we are confronting the challenges of today, and our chances of eradicating disease in the future.

Author(s): Meera Senthilingam
Original Publish Date: 01 Jun, 2020

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MP3 CD
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Author(s): Meera Senthilingam
Narrator(s): Deirdra Whelan
Product Number MPCD5365
Released: 01 Jun, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781004012220
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Author(s): Meera Senthilingam
Narrator(s): Deirdra Whelan
Product Number CX6648
Released: 01 Jun, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781004012213
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Author(s): Meera Senthilingam
Product Number WEB384689
Released: 18 Mar, 2020
Business Term: Multiuse 75 Circ
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
ISBN: #9781785785641

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