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Title:
Epidemics
Author:
Yount, Lisa.
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Publication Information:
San Diego : Lucent Books, 2000.
Physical Description:
112 pages ; illustrations : 24 cm.
Summary:
Discusses the return of epidemics in modern times, possible causes, and how they are tracked and controlled.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781560064411
Format :
Book

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Dudley Branch Library RA653.5 .Y68 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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People tend to think that modern medicine has made epidemics a thing of the past, but many experts on infectious disease disagree. Changes in disease-causing microbes and in human behavior are increasing the likelihood of epidemics, both those caused by "new" microbes and those mused by familiar ones that are reappearing in more deadly forms.


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Gr 7-10-An excellent overview. Beginning with a look back at past epidemics and the roles they have played in history, Yount turns her attention to the present and future, where old infectious diseases are returning and new ones are developing. She examines the causes of epidemics, characteristics of current outbreaks, and the possibility of biological warfare. Black-and-white photographs and political cartoons accompany the text, giving the book a serious look that complements its serious topic. The author takes a straightforward approach that never sensationalizes her subject. Each fact and facet of the book seems carefully chosen, and the writing is concise and clear. Diane Yancey's The Hunt for Hidden Killers (Millbrook, 1992) reads more like a mystery story with doctors and researchers taking the place of detectives.-Joyce Adams Burner, Hillcrest Library, Prairie Village, KS (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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