Gone Viral: The Germs That Share Our Lives by Frank BowdenGone Viral: The Germs That Share Our Lives by Frank Bowden

Gone Viral: The Germs That Share Our Lives

byFrank Bowden

Paperback | February 1, 2012

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Featuring 15 infectious diseases—eight bacteria, six viruses, and a parasite—and one friendly fungus, this book explores significant medical themes and highlights the effect micro-organisms have on modern life. Hilarious, informative, yet deeply moving, it discusses each disease while weaving true stories of patients and their families and the difficulties doctors face. Touching upon the swine flu, golden staph, SARS, hepatitis, and HIV, this account teaches crucial lessons about public health and the human experience of disease.

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 ...
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Title:Gone Viral: The Germs That Share Our LivesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9.25 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:University of New South Wales PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1742232736

ISBN - 13:9781742232737

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"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