Virus Ground Zero: Stalking the Killer Viruses with the Centers for Disease Control

Virus Ground Zero: Stalking the Killer Viruses with the Centers for Disease Control

by Ed Regis, Rob McQuay
     
 

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The virus detectives of the CDC risk their lives daily at the bottom of nature to confront the worlds deadliest pathogens. Regis takes us on a fascinating odyssey, chronicling the CDCs extraordinary 50-year history against the backdrop of the 1995 Ebola outbreak in Zaire — & exploding the media-driven myth of the coming plague. Starting from a small government

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The virus detectives of the CDC risk their lives daily at the bottom of nature to confront the worlds deadliest pathogens. Regis takes us on a fascinating odyssey, chronicling the CDCs extraordinary 50-year history against the backdrop of the 1995 Ebola outbreak in Zaire — & exploding the media-driven myth of the coming plague. Starting from a small government agency founded for the purpose of eradicating malaria in the 1940s, the CDC has grown into a disease-fighting behemoth whose sphere of action is the entire planet. Explores the CDCs battles against Lassa fever & Legionnaires disease.

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ISBN-13:
9780736655934
Publisher:
Books on Tape, Inc.
Publication date:
08/01/2000

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