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    The Fatal Strain: On the Trail of Avian Flu and the Coming Pandemic (CD-Audio) By (author) Alan Sipress, Narrator George K. Wilson

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    DescriptionWhen avian flu began spreading across Asia in the early 2000s, it reawakened fears that had lain dormant for nearly a century. During the outbreak's deadliest years, Alan Sipress chased the virus as it infiltrated remote jungle villages and teeming cities and saw its mysteries elude the world's top scientists. In "The Fatal Strain," Sipress details how socioeconomic and political realities in Asia make it the perfect petri dish in which the fast-mutating strain can become easily communicable among humans. Once it does, the ease and speed of international travel and worldwide economic interdependence could make it as destructive as the flu pandemic of 1918. In his vivid portrayal of the struggle between man and microbe, Sipress gives a front-line view of the accelerating number of near misses across Asia and the terrifying truth that the prospects for this impending health crisis may well be in the hands of cockfighters, live chicken merchants, and witch doctors rather than virologists or the World Health Organization. Like "The Hot Zone" and "The Great Influenza," "The Fatal Strain" is a fast-moving account that brings the inevitability of an epidemic into a fascinating cultural, scientific, and political narrative.


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    Title
    The Fatal Strain
    Subtitle
    On the Trail of Avian Flu and the Coming Pandemic
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alan Sipress, Narrator George K. Wilson
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 165 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781400114153
    ISBN 10: 1400114152
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: HEA
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T9.0
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC subject category V2: VFD
    B&T General Subject: 710
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SCI045000, MED078000
    BIC subject category V2: PSGD
    BISAC V2.8: TEC003020
    Ingram Subject Code: JE
    Libri: I-JE
    BISAC V2.8: HEA039040
    DC22: 636.5089, 616.203
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 636.5/0896203
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 56730
    LC classification: RA644.I6 S57 2009C
    Thema V1.0: VFD, PSG
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    16 November 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Alan Sipress is a deputy business editor and former foreign correspondent at the "Washington Post." George K. Wilson has narrated over one hundred fiction and nonfiction audiobook titles, from Thomas L. Friedman to Thomas Pynchon, and has won several "AudioFile" Earphones Awards.
    Review quote
    "Wilson's slow and meticulous reading suits an audiobook with copious details to absorb." ---AudioFile