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Outbreaks And Epidemics - Battling Infection In The Modern World (Paperback) Loot Price: R180
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Outbreaks And Epidemics - Battling Infection In The Modern World (Paperback)

Meera Senthilingam

Series: Hot Science

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A journey through the history and science of epidemics and pandemics – from measles to coronavirus.

For centuries mankind has waged war against the infections that, left untreated, would have the power to wipe out communities, or even entire populations. Yet for all our advanced scientific knowledge, only one human disease – smallpox – has ever been eradicated globally. In recent years, outbreaks of Ebola and Zika have provided vivid examples of how difficult it is to contain an infection once it strikes, and the panic that a rapidly spreading epidemic can ignite.

But while we chase the diseases we are already aware of, new ones are constantly emerging, like the coronavirus that spread across the world in 2020. At the same time, anti-microbial resistance is harnessing infections that we once knew how to control, enabling them to thrive once more.

Meera Senthilingam presents a timely look at humanity’s ongoing battle against infection, examining the successes and failures of the past, along with how we are confronting the challenges of today, and our chances of eradicating disease in the future.

General

Imprint: Icon Books
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Hot Science
Release date: June 2020
Authors: Meera Senthilingam
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
ISBN-13: 978-1-78578-563-4
Categories: Books > Science & Mathematics > Science: general issues > Popular science
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Microbiology (non-medical) > Virology
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Social impact of disasters > General
Books > Medicine > General issues > Public health & preventive medicine > Personal & public health > General
LSN: 1-78578-563-X
Barcode: 9781785785634

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