When Birds Get Flu and Cows Go Mad!: How Safe Are We?

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Say a patient dies from a terrible disease that no one can identify. That's a job for experts in infectious diseases. They'll study the patient's blood and body fluids. They'll examine where the victim lived. They'll try to identify the disease and stop it from claiming more lives. Want to know more? Peck Your Way Through This Book and Read About: how to tell if you have a normal flu-or a deadly bird flu; how a mad cow caused trouble in the Pacific Northwest; the most well-known modern-day pandemic; and whether ...
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Overview

Say a patient dies from a terrible disease that no one can identify. That's a job for experts in infectious diseases. They'll study the patient's blood and body fluids. They'll examine where the victim lived. They'll try to identify the disease and stop it from claiming more lives. Want to know more? Peck Your Way Through This Book and Read About: how to tell if you have a normal flu-or a deadly bird flu; how a mad cow caused trouble in the Pacific Northwest; the most well-known modern-day pandemic; and whether you might just have what it takes to be an epidemiologist.
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Medical 411
What's the World?: Overheard in the Lab     8
Nothing to Sneeze At: See for Yourself     10
The Medical Team: Who's Who?     12
True-Life Case Files!
The Mystery of the Killer Bird Flu!     15
The Case of the Missing Mad Cow!     20
Medical Download
Key Dates in the History of Disease: Flashback     42
In the News: Ripped from the Headlines     44
The Disease Hunter's Toolbox: Real Stuff     46
Fear of Food?     48
A Modern Pandemic     49
Help Wanted: Epidemiologist: Careers     52
Yellow Pages
Resources     56
Dictionary     59
Index     62
Author's Note     64
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