Gone Viral: The Germs That Share Our Lives

Gone Viral: The Germs That Share Our Lives

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By (author) Frank Bowden

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  • Publisher: UNSW Press
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 232mm x 18mm | 299g
  • Publication date: 1 February 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Sydney
  • ISBN 10: 1742232736
  • ISBN 13: 9781742232737
  • Edition: 1
  • Edition statement: New ed.
  • Sales rank: 151,074

Product description

Frank Bowden, a specialist in the field of infectious disease and sexual health, looks at one bug at a time, weaving around them the stories of his patients and their families, the doctors and the difficulties they face and the horrors and successes of hospitals and health care programs. Through Bowden's own work in the field, we encounter Swine Flu, Golden Staph, SARS, Hepatitis, and HIV, and learn crucial lessons about public health and the human experience of disease.

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Frank Bowden is a board member of the One Disease at a Time Foundation and an advisor for the Australian government on HIV and sexual health. He is a former coordinator of the STD/AIDS program for Australia's Northern Territory, the cofounder of the Australian National University Medical School, and the former director of the Canberra Sexual Health Center.

Review quote

"Writing with wit and humor, Frank Bowden tells stories from the front line of the fight against infectious disease. Giving us a rare glimpse into an intriguing and often surprising world, this is a great read by a dedicated doctor." --Professor Peter Doherty, Nobel Prize-winning immunologist