Biohazard: The Hot Zone and Beyond

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Humanity has always lived with, and sometimes barely survived, plaques, pestilence, and epidemics. Today, horrors such as the Black Death, which wiped out almost half the population of Europe in the fourteenth century, seem like distant nightmares. Improved public health, vaccination, and new drugs have driven many diseases from large parts of the world. Tuberculosis, malaria, polio, and the bubonic plague have been vanquished in many parts of the globe. Smallpox has been ...
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Overview

Humanity has always lived with, and sometimes barely survived, plaques, pestilence, and epidemics. Today, horrors such as the Black Death, which wiped out almost half the population of Europe in the fourteenth century, seem like distant nightmares. Improved public health, vaccination, and new drugs have driven many diseases from large parts of the world. Tuberculosis, malaria, polio, and the bubonic plague have been vanquished in many parts of the globe. Smallpox has been eradicated from the face of the Earth.

At the same time, diseases once under control are beginning to resist antibiotics, and super-resistant superbugs have been found in hospital wards. The threat of AIDS hangs over a whole generation. Nations large and small are genetically engineering biological weapons whose security is far from sure. These are just some of the biological perils (or "biohazards") we now face. Could a new age of plague and pestilence be about to dawn?

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  • ISBN-13: 9780760705124
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/25/1997
  • Edition description: Only from B&N Books
  • Pages: 176

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    Very Informative!

    I am a nursing student and I thought that this book was informative. This book is great for any health professional/student alike.

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