How to survive a pandemic
—Greger, Michael, author.
Book
2020
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"From tuberculosis to bird flu and HIV to coronavirus, these infectious diseases share a common origin story: human interaction with animals. Otherwise known as zoonotic diseases for their passage from animals to humans, these pathogens--both pre-existing ones and those newly identified--emerge and re-emerge throughout history, sparking epidemics and pandemics that have resulted in millions of deaths around the world. How did these diseases come about? And what--if anything--can we do to stop them and their fatal march into our countries, our homes, and our bodies? In How to Survive a Pandemic, Dr. Michael Greger, physician and internationally-recognized expert on public health issues, delves into the origins of some of the deadliest pathogens the world has ever seen. Tracing their evolution from the past until today, Dr. Greger spotlights emerging flu and coronaviruses as he examines where these pathogens originated, as well as the underlying conditions and significant human role that have exacerbated their lethal influence to large, and even global, levels. As the world grapples with the devastating impact of the novel coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, Dr. Greger reveals not only what we can do to protect ourselves and our loved ones during a pandemic, but also what human society must rectify to reduce the likelihood of even worse catastrophes in the future."--Back cover.

Item Details
Subjects:
Animals as carriers of disease.
Epidemics -- Prevention.
Pathogenic microorganisms -- Prevention.
Zoonoses -- Prevention.
Zoonoses.
Other Authors:
Shortridge, Kennedy, writer of afterword.
revision of: Greger, Michael. Bird flu.
ISBN:
9781250793232
1250793238
Edition:
First Flatiron Books paperback edition.
Description:
xxi, 568 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes:
"An earlier version of this book was previously published in 2006 under the the title Bird Flu by Lantern Books. This version is updated to reflect the events since then through 2020."--Title page verso.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Link to PAC
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