Six Modern Plagues and How We Are Causing Them / Edition 2

Six Modern Plagues and How We Are Causing Them / Edition 2

by Mark Jerome Walters
     
 

ISBN-10: 1559637145

ISBN-13: 9781559637145

Pub. Date: 08/31/2004

Publisher: Island Press

Mad cow disease, HIV/AIDS, Lyme disease, West Nile virus, Hantavirus, Salmonella DT104 -- these terrifying diseases have emerged in recent years, threatening human health and challenging medical authorities. They are also the diseases that Mark Jerome Walters brilliantly uses to spotlight the connections between new epidemics and human changes to the natural…  See more details below

Overview

Mad cow disease, HIV/AIDS, Lyme disease, West Nile virus, Hantavirus, Salmonella DT104 -- these terrifying diseases have emerged in recent years, threatening human health and challenging medical authorities. They are also the diseases that Mark Jerome Walters brilliantly uses to spotlight the connections between new epidemics and human changes to the natural environment. Now with updated discussions of both SARS and bird flu, Six Modern Plagues and How We Are Causing Them not only reveals the fascinating human story behind each of these "eco-demics," but also hints at the steps that must be taken to slow their spread.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559637145
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
08/31/2004
Edition description:
1
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
661,316
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1.The Dark Side of Progress: Mad Cow Disease19
2.A Chimp Called Amandine: HIV/AIDS47
3.The Travels of Antibiotic Resistance: Salmonella DT10463
4.Of Old Growth and Arthritis: Lyme Disease89
5.A Spring to Die For: Hantavirus113
6.A Virus from the Nile127
Epilogue: SARS and Beyond147
Notes161
Acknowledgments197
Index203

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