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    DescriptionFrom HIV to H1N1, pandemics pose one of the greatest threats to global health in the twenty-first century. Defined as epidemics of infectious disease across large geographic areas, pandemics can disseminate globally with incredible speed as humans and goods move faster than ever before. While vaccines, drugs, quarantine, and education can reduce the severity of many outbreaks, factors such as global warming, population density, and antibiotic resistance have complicated our ability to fight disease. Respiratory infections like influenza and SARS spread quickly as a consequence of modern, mass air travel, while unsafe health practices promote the spread of viruses like HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C. In Pandemics: What Everyone Needs to Know, Nobel Prize-winning immunologist Peter C. Doherty addresses the history of pandemics and explores the ones that persist today. He considers what promotes global spread, the types of pathogens most present today and the level of threat they pose, and how to combat outbreaks and mitigate their effects. Concise and informative, Pandemics will serve as the best compact consideration of this topic, written by a major authority in the field.


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    Title
    Pandemics
    Subtitle
    What Everyone Needs to Know
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter C. Doherty
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 141 mm
    Height: 209 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 290 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199898121
    ISBN 10: 019989812X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: HEA
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S6.6
    Ingram Subject Code: PI
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: MBN
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    BIC subject category V2: MJCJ
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T General Subject: 510
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26920
    Libri: ENGM4550
    BISAC V2.8: MED078000
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    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: MED035000, MED028000
    B&T Approval Code: A66640000
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    DC22: 362.10289
    BIC subject category V2: MBS
    Libri: EPID6000
    DC22: 362.1028/9
    DC23: 614.4
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    LC classification: RA399.5 .D85 2013
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    maps, figures
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Publication date
    31 October 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Peter C. Doherty is Chairman of the Department of Immunology at St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, and a Laureate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Melbourne. He is the author of The Beginner's Guide to Winning the Nobel Prize: Advice for Young Scientists, TheirFate is Our Fate: How Birds Foretell Threats to Our Health and Our World, published in Australia as Sentinel Chickens: What Birds Tell us About Our health and the World; and A Light History of Hot Air.
    Review quote
    "A gem of a book... Relevant biological, epidemiological and political concepts are explained and scientific cant illuminated in Q and A diversions.These include a most clear and pertinent precis of what immunity means, which is no mean feat. At the same time Doherty is not above asking (and then answering) earthier questions such as: 'What is snot?'" - Adam Jenney, COSMOS Magazine"
    Table of contents
    1.HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE ; 2.RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS: THE GREATEST DANGER ; 3.BATS, BIRDS AND WILDLIFE RESERVOIRS ; 4.CONTINUING PANDEMICS ; 5.CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING ; 6.VACCINES ; 7.DRUGS ; 8.MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES ; 9.QUARANTINE AND RESTRICTIONS ON HUMAN MOVEMENT ; 10.STRATEGIC PLANNING AND TIMING