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The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History
Barry, John M.
At the height of WWI, history’s most lethal influenza virus erupted in an army camp in Kansas, moved east with American troops, then exploded, killing as many as 100 million people worldwide. It killed more people in twenty-four months than AIDS killed in twenty-four years, more in a year than th...
Bitten: The Secret History of Lyme Disease and Biological Weapons
While on vacation on Martha’s Vineyard, Kris Newby was bitten by an unseen tick. That one bite changed her life forever, pulling her into the abyss of a devastating illness that took ten doctors to diagnose and years to recover: Newby had become one of the 300,000 Americans who are afflicted with...
Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus That Caused It
In 1918 the Great Flu Epidemic killed an estimated 40 million people virtually overnight. If such a plague returned today, taking a comparable percentage of the U.S. population with it, 1.5 million Americans would die. In Flu, Gina Kolata unravels the mystery of this lethal virus with the high ...
Pandemic 1918: Eyewitness Accounts from the Greatest Medical Holocaust in Modern History
Before AIDS or Ebola, there was the Spanish Flu - Catharine Arnold's gripping narrative, Pandemic 1918, marks the 100th anniversary of an epidemic that altered world history.In January 1918, as World War I raged on, a new and terrifying virus began to spread across the globe. In three successive ...
Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs
We are facing an overwhelming army of deadly, invisible enemies. We need a plan -- before it's too late.Unlike natural disasters, whose destruction is concentrated in a limited area over a period of days, and illnesses, which have devastating effects but are limited to individuals and their famil...
The End of Epidemics: The Looming Threat to Humanity and How to Stop It
Quick, Jonathan D.
A leading doctor offers answers on the one of the most urgent questions of our time: How do we prevent the next global pandemic?The 2014 Ebola epidemic in Liberia terrified the world - and revealed how unprepared we are for the next outbreak of an infectious disease. Somewhere in nature, a killer...
The Malaria Project: The U.S. Government's Secret Mission to Find a Miracle Cure
Masterson, Karen M
A shocking exposé of America’s secret mission to combat malaria during World War II with a campaign that tested experimental drugs on men gone mad from syphilis.Foreseeing the need for a malaria drug, American war planners re-created Germany’s research model, then grew it tenfold. Spearheading th...
A comprehensive all-in-one guide to Lyme disease, including psychological as well as physical symptoms, along with traditional and alternative treatments.Lyme disease is one of the most rapidly emerging infectious diseases in North America and Europe, transmitted to humans by the bite of an infec...
The Zika Prevention Handbook: Everything You Need To Know To Stay Safe
As the Zika virus continues to spread throughout North America, people need answers. What are the origins of this virus? How does it spread? Should we be concerned? How can we stop the spread of infected mosquitos? With the increasing prevalence of Zika, concrete answers are needed now more than ...
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