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The Next Pandemic - 9781610395915

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  • Product code: AYYUL
  • ISBN: 9781610395915
  • Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions: 23.8cm x 30.1cm
  • Pages: 288
  • Publish date: 09/06/2016

The Next Pandemic (Hardback)

The Next Pandemic - 9781610395915

Ali Khan


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An inside account of the fight to contain the world's deadliest diseases--and the panic and corruption that make them worse Throughout history, humankind's biggest killers have been infectious diseases: the Black Death, the Spanish Flu, and AIDS alone account for over one hundred million deaths. We ignore this reality most of the time, but when a new threat--Ebola, SARS, Zika--seems imminent, we send our best and bravest doctors to contain it. People like Dr. Ali S. Khan. In his long career as a public health first responder-protected by a thin mask from infected patients, napping under nets to keep out scorpions, making life-and-death decisions on limited, suspect information-Khan has found that rogue microbes will always be a problem, but outbreaks are often caused by people. We make mistakes, politicize emergencies, and, too often, fail to imagine the consequences of our actions. The Next Pandemic is a firsthand account of disasters like anthrax, bird flu, and others--and how we could do more to prevent their return. It is both a gripping story of our brushes with fate and an urgent lesson on how we can keep ourselves safe from the inevitable next pandemic.

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Product Details

  • Product code: AYYUL
  • ISBN: 9781610395915
  • Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions: 23.8cm x 30.1cm
  • Pages: 288
  • Publish date: 09/06/2016

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