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Focusing on the CDC's top investigators and their most compelling stories, a collection of germ warfare tales chronicles the history of the CDC and follows its physicians' battles with deadly diseases throughout the world.
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Ever since Richard Preston's startling book The Hot Zone, killer viruses like Ebola, Lassa, Marburg and the hanta viruses have been huge at the box office--replacing bigger monsters as the scariest of horrors. Regis tells the story of how the Center for Disease Control (CDC) dealt efficiently with the most recent real-life outbreak of Ebola in Kikwit, Zaire in 1995. Although they never found the source of the outbreak, CDC scientists stopped it completely within a month. Initial panic by local medical authorities was stemmed with swift isolation of the infected and the training of staff to deal with this incurable horror using the latest technology: "rubber gloves, plastic gowns and face masks." Regis suggests that the threat from viruses has been overblown; his account of the CDC's heroic efficiency is certainly reassuring.From the Publisher:
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Book Description Pocket Books, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0671553615 . Seller Inventory # Z0671553615ZN
Book Description Pocket Books, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0671553615
Book Description Pocket Books, 1996. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0671553615
Book Description Pocket Books. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0671553615. Seller Inventory # A10-267F
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # M-0671553615