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When germs travel : six major epidemics that have invaded America and the fears they have unleashed /

The struggle against deadly microbes is endless. Diseases that have plagued human beings since ancient times still exist, new maladies like SARS make their way into the headlines, we are faced with vaccine shortages, and the threat of germ warfare has reemerged as a worldwide concern. In this rive...

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Main Author: Markel, Howard.
Format: Book
Published: New York : Vintage Books, c2005.
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Table of Contents:
  • Facing tuberculosis
  • Bubonic plague visits San Francisco's Chinatown
  • The rabbi with trachoma : The view from Ellis Island
  • Lice, typhus, and riots on the Texas-Mexico border
  • No one's idea of a tropical paradise : Haitian immigrants and AIDS
  • Sounding the cholera alarm in Detroit
  • Epilogue : "Public health is purchasable".