Of Mice Men and Microbes

Author: David R. Harper
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080491981
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In May 1993, a cluster of cases of a lethal disease among healthy young people brought the attention of the world to the southwestern deserts. A previously unknown disease was killing up to 80% of the people it infected. The reaction in the area and across the nation mixed fear, lack of information, and the struggles of doctors to save the victims of an unknown killer with hard science and the age old rhythmns of the desert. What came out was the story of a virus that had been killing since man arrived in the American continents, Hantavirus, with deadly relatives across the Americas and across the world. This book explains why and how the virus kills, and why it is still killing today. Why all of the science aimed at a virus identified back in 1993 has not brought a vaccine or a cure is part of the story, as is how that killer virus fits into the story of "new" diseases across the world. The story of hantavirus disease, what has happened since that first outbreak, and what the real risks are is laid out by an experienced scientist and an award winning journalist living and working in the area of the 1993 outbreak. Covers the full story of the recent hantavirus outbreak Includes interviews with survivors, and local reaction Presents the science in lay terms Places the event in the broader context of emerging diseases worldwide The only account which takes the reader beyond the initial outbreak in 1993-1994, bringing them up to late 1998 Discusses hantavirus disease in the U.S., Argentina, and Canada

Hantavirus

Author: Amy Sterling Casil
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781404202542
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Examines the outbreak of the Sin Nombre virus that struck the Four Corners region of Southwestern United States in 1993.

Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome

Author: Stephanie Leuenroth
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438101430
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Introduces hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, including its spread, detection, and treatment.

Deadly Outbreaks

Author: Alexandra M. Levitt
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1510705260
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“Portrays epidemiologists as disease detectives who tirelessly hunt for clues and excel at deductive reasoning. Even Sherlock Holmes would be proud of this astute group of professionals.”—Booklist Despite advances in health care, infectious microbes continue to be a formidable adversary to scientists and doctors. Vaccines and antibiotics, the mainstays of modern medicine, have not been able to conquer infectious microbes because of their amazing ability to adapt, evolve, and spread to new places. Terrorism aside, one of the greatest dangers from infectious disease we face today is from a massive outbreak of drug-resistant microbes. Deadly Outbreaks recounts the scientific adventures of a special group of intrepid individuals who investigate these outbreaks around the world and figure out how to stop them. Part homicide detective, part physician, these medical investigators must view the problem from every angle, exhausting every possible source of contamination. Any data gathered in the field must be stripped of human sorrows and carefully analyzed into hard statistics. Author Alexandra Levitt, PhD, is an expert on emerging diseases and other public health threats. Here she shares insider accounts she’s collected that go behind the alarming headlines we’ve seen in the media: mysterious food poisonings, unexplained deaths at a children’s hospital, a strange neurologic disease afflicting slaughterhouse workers, flocks of birds dropping dead out of the sky, and drug-resistant malaria running rampant in a refugee camp. Meet the resourceful investigators—doctors, veterinarians, and research scientists—and discover the truth behind these cases and more. This edition features a new introduction by the author!

Viral Fitness

Author: Jaap Goudsmit M.D.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198029922
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Despite vaccines and medicines, we have not succeeded in eradicating the most poisonous viruses in the world, like jaundice, measles, diarrhea, polio, and AIDS, not to mention newcomers like West Nile and SARS. Also, since September 11, it is no longer unthinkable that a terrorist would intentionally spread a virus among people or the food chain. In this book, Jaap Goudsmit argues that there is no such thing as life without viruses for many reasons; including the fact that many viruses spread without any visible signs, and can hide in animals; that there are too many different species of viruses and they multiply much faster than any animal or plant; and that infections strike especially in areas where life is difficult enough already, such as Africa and Asia. However, Goudsmit continues, if viruses hold onto life so stubbornly, perhaps they can be useful to other living beings. Do viruses offer people a better chance of survival in a hostile world? Do viruses make people fitter? Some viruses seem to play a role in the process whereby our genes adapt to the environment. What is it that makes viruses incredibly strong, and can we learn something from it? What is the secret of the enormous "fitness" of viruses? Will viruses spell the end of mankind or will man always be able to offer resistance? This book attempts to answer these and other questions.

Magill s Medical Guide Corticosteroids Heel spur removal

Author: Anne Chang
Publisher: Salem PressInc
ISBN: 9781587653865
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Covers diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, specialties, anatomy, biology, and issues in an A-Z format, with sidebars addressing recent developments in medicine and concise information boxes for all diseases and disorders.

Sick Diseases and Disorders Injuries and Infections D H

Author: David E. Newton
Publisher: UXL
ISBN: 9780787639242
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Presents articles describing the causes and symptoms, diagnosis, treatment (both traditional and alternative), prognosis, and prevention of various diseases, disorders, injuries, and infections.

Magill s Medical Guide Down syndrome Laser use in surgery

Author: Anne Chang
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781587651618
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Thrombolytic therapy & TPA, Thrombosis & thrombus, Thumb sucking, Thyroid disorders, Thyroid gland, Thyroidectomy, Tics, Toilet training, Tonsillectomy & adenoid removal, Tonsillitis, Tooth extraction, Toothache, Torticollis, Touch, Touretteʼs syndrome, Toxemia, Toxic shock syndrome, Toxicology, Toxoplasmosis, Tracheostomy, Trachoma, Transfusion, Transient ischemic attacks (TIAs), Transplantation, Tremors, Trichinosis, Trichomoniasis, Tropical medicine, Tubal ligation, Tuberculosis, Tumor removal, Tumors, Turner syndrome, Typhoid fever & typhus, Ulcer surgery, Ulcers, Ultrasonography, Umbilical cord, Unconsciousness, Upper extremities, Urethritis, Urinalysis, Urinary disorders, Urinary system, Urology, Urology, pediatric, Vagotomy, Varicose vein removal, Varicose veins, Vascular medicine, Vascular system, Vasectomy, Venous insufficiency, Veterinary medicine, Viral infections, Visual disorders, Vitamins & minerals, Voice & vocal cord disorders, Von Willebrandʼs disease, Warts, Weaning, Weight loss & gain, Weight loss medications, Well baby examinations, West Nile virus, Whiplash, Whooping cough, Wilsonʼs disease, Wisdom teeth, Wiskott Aldrich syndrome, World Health Organization, Worms, Wounds, Wrinkles, Xenotransplantation, Yellow fever, Yoga, Zoonoses, Glossary, Diseases & Other Medical Conditions, Types of Health Care Providers, Medical Journals, Web Site Directory, Entries by Anatomy or System Affected, Entries by Specialties & Related Fields.

Lethal Mists

Author: Eric R. Taylor
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 9781590331361
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This is a non-technical narrative of chemical, biological warfare and terrorism (CBWT) for the general, non-scientist, non-military background reader. It examines the scientific and military basis and considerations behind the use of chemical and biological agents to injure and kill people. It explains in the simplest terms possible the various agent types, their use, effects on people, how they injure or kill, and the means of detection, treatment, antidotes and decontamination. Where technical terms are introduced, they are clearly and simply defined. The tactical considerations for the use of CBWT agents also is explained as it applies to terrorist use against civilian populations. The book also views the nature of the threat to civilians, self-defence and warning techniques, and measures one may take to protect family and self if living near a chemical plant. It is for education and where possible, self-defence and awareness. After all, the greatest weapons used by the terrorist is ignorance and fear.