The Coming Plague

The Coming Plague

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After four decades of assuming that the conquest of all infectous diseases was imminent, people on all continents now find themselves besieged by AIDS, drug-resistant tuberculosis, cholera that defies chlorine water treatment, and exotic viruses that can kill in a matter of hours. Based on extensive interviews with leading experts in virology, molecular biology, disease ecology and medicine, as well as field research in sub-Saharan Africa, Western Euope, Central America and the United States, The Coming Plague takes readers from the savannas of eastern Bolivia to the rain forests of northen Zaire on a harrowing, fifty year journey through our battles with the microbes, and tells us what must be done to prevent the coming plague.Donation of plasma was a three-hour procedure, during which the individuala#39;s blood was removed and spun down in a ... individuals could sell their plasma twice a week, or up to 60 liters a year, which was four times WHOa#39;S recommended ... for donating plasma, and most a€œdonorsa€ were regulars: harda€” luck characters who frequently sought quick cash from local ... If one conservatively assumed that 4 percent of all blood donors were gay, and 10 percent of them carried some type ofanbsp;...

Title:The Coming Plague
Author:Laurie Garrett
Publisher:Macmillan - 1994-10-31


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