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- Shelley A. Hearne, DrPH, Managing Director, Pew Health Group, The Pew Charitable Trusts
“Maryn McKenna tracks the harrowing biography of MRSA with all the skills of a first-rate investigative journalist. Superbug reads like a thriller and is presented in a nuanced and eloquent prose that is as infectious as the microbe it details.”
-Howard Markel, M.D., Ph.D., George E. Wantz Distinguished Professor of the History of Medicine, The University of Michigan; author of When Germs Travel
“Maryn McKenna combines her talent for remarkable storytelling with compellingly detailed, breathtaking science writing. A first-rate work!”
- Paul Offit, MD, Chief of Infectious Diseases, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; author of Autism’s False Prophets
“A well described and documented narrative of an important emerging infectious disease which goes behind the tabloid headlines to show the tragedy and toll of a frightening illness and a public health challenge.”
- Jeffrey P. Koplan, MD, MPH, Vice President for Global Health and Director of the Emory Global Health Institute, Emory University, former Director, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
“Superbug is essential reading for anyone going to the hospital or working in healthcare. Too often even top doctors dismiss the threat, saying ‘the germs are everywhere.’ Patients and medical professionals should read this book and take its lessons seriously.”
- Betsy McCaughey, Ph.D., Founder, Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths
I Highly recommend this disturbing book!
Ms. McKenna not only gives us the facts about MRSA, she captures us with her heart wrenching stories of the pain this "superbug" has caused in so many lives.
Based on my background in biological science, I was very, very excited to get this book, and I was not disappointed.
Amazing book. Kept me up until 1 a.m. several nights. . . I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. I always think I'll find this kind of riveting story in fiction but I think... Read morePublished 21 days ago by Linda
I was very disappointed with this book. Although the book is very informative about the history of MRSA, it does not give any information about how to keep the colonies under... Read morePublished 21 days ago by Amazon Customer
As a person who had MRSA for over 10 years. Then entered my system and nearly died. MRSA is getting much less press then AID'S or now Ebola. Book is a good read but not great. Read morePublished 3 months ago by D Donald Snyder
I had encountered MRSA as a skin infection while working as a nurse aid many years ago but I was completely unaware of its capabilities. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Melissa
After working for CDC myself, Marilyn McKenna knows here stuff and I have read her other books. These are great without being too scientific.Published 7 months ago by Terr
I liked the addition of case studies to this information rich book. Some of the details of cases were irrelevant, but brought the people to the forefront of stories. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Mari Lehtimaki
I really liked this book, I found it very informative. Gross subject matter, so if you have a queasy stomach, buyer beware.Published 11 months ago by Greek Myth Reader