The Coming Plague
Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance
Pub. price: $25.00
ISBN10: 0140250913 ISBN13: 9780140250916 Publisher: Penguin Group USA Published: Oct 1 1995 Weight: 1.75lbs. Height: 9.00" Width: 6.25" Depth: 1.75" Language: English
The definitive account of epidemics in our time, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning public heath expert Laurie Garrett. A New York Times notable book Unpurified drinking water. Improper use of antibiotics. Local warfare. Massive refugee migration. Changing social and environmental conditions around the world have fostered the spread of new and potentially devastating viruses and diseases--HIV, Lassa, Ebola, and others. Laurie Garrett takes you on a fifty-year journey through the world's battles with microbes and examines the worldwide conditions that have culminated in recurrent outbreaks of newly discovered diseases, epidemics of diseases migrating to new areas, and mutated old diseases that are no longer curable. She argues that it is not too late to take action to prevent the further onslaught of viruses and microbes, and offers possible solutions for a healthier future.