Virus X: Tracking the New Killer Plagues

Paperback | September 1, 1998

byFrank RyanAs told byFrank Ryan M.d

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AIDS, Ebola, "mad cow disease," "flesh-eating" viruses...Today's newspapers are full of articles about new plagues & viruses. Where do these new viruses come from? Why do new plagues arise? Could there be - will there be - a lethal & incurable Virus X that spreads as easily as the common cold? The author, a renowned authority on diseases, presents a radical theory about the origin of deadly microbes in a book that takes us into the "hot zones" of today's most dangerous viral outbreaks, then into the research labs & hospitals where doctors & scientists are risking their lives trying to control them.

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Today's news reports are full of stories about new viruses and plagues, from Ebola and mad cow disease to AIDS and flesh-eating viruses. If we can't stop the rise of unheard-of microbes, is it possible some lethal and incurable virus may spread over a doomed humanity as easily as the common cold? Virus X explores this question, taking ...

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AIDS, Ebola, "mad cow disease," "flesh-eating" viruses...Today's newspapers are full of articles about new plagues & viruses. Where do these new viruses come from? Why do new plagues arise? Could there be - will there be - a lethal & incurable Virus X that spreads as easily as the common cold? The author, a renowned authority on diseas...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:September 1, 1998Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316763063

ISBN - 13:9780316763066

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Today's news reports are full of stories about new viruses and plagues, from Ebola and mad cow disease to AIDS and flesh-eating viruses. If we can't stop the rise of unheard-of microbes, is it possible some lethal and incurable virus may spread over a doomed humanity as easily as the common cold? Virus X explores this question, taking readers into the "hot zones," research labs and hospitals where the answer is to be found.