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Title:
Understanding germ warfare
Author:
Fritz, Sandy.
Publication Information:
New York : Warner Books, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
xi, 132 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
General Note:
"A Byron Preiss book."

Includes index.
Language:
English
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Scientific American.
ISBN:
9780446679541
Format :
Book

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In 1969, US Surgeon General William H. Stewart said that it was time to close the book on infectious disease. But the enemy, and the power of natural selection, had been underestimated. The sober reality is that pathogens can adapt to every chemical researchers develop. With the surge in global travel, these diseases can be spread as quickly as they are identified. But the same science that is fighting these diseases also has a hand in creating and adapting other pathogens.


Table of Contents

Dr. Jack BrownSandy FritzRandolph M. Nesse and George C. WilliamsSteve MirskyStuart B. LevyKristin LeutwylerK.C. Nicolaou and Christopher N.C. BoddyKate WongWilliam A. HaseltineGlenn ZorpetteTim BeardsleyPaul R. EpsteinMarguerite HollowayW. Wayt GibbsTim BeardsleyDavid PescovitzLeonard A. Cole
Forewordp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Evolution and the Origins of Diseasep. 5
A Host with Infectious Ideasp. 21
The Challenge of Antibiotic Resistancep. 27
Fighting Bacterial Infections with Bacteriap. 41
The Cutting Edgep. 43
New Technique Resensitizes Resistant Bacteria to "Last Resort" Antibioticp. 45
Beyond Chicken Soupp. 49
Muscular Againp. 61
Many Ways to Make a Vaccinep. 63
Is Global Warming Harmful to Health?p. 71
Outbreak Not Containedp. 83
Trailing a Virusp. 89
Facing an Ill Windp. 101
Bioagent Chipp. 107
The Specter of Biological Weaponsp. 111
Conclusionp. 127
Indexp. 128