- Library Binding: 352 pages
- Publisher: Turtleback Books (January 9, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1417618019
- ISBN-13: 978-1417618019
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 6 x 1.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 192 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,327,226 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Flu (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
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Ms Kolata provides the details of why, when, and how this happened. It is well worth the time to read this book to appreciate the scale of this pandemic and how it could all happen again. Though we now have better diagnostic tools and can react more effectively. Still influenza threatens people today.
Eventually it was found in every nation in the world, even among still traditional tribal peoples, who had little or no contact with the "outside world".....entire villages of the Inuit (often called Eskimos) were wiped out.
This is relevant to us today because of the risk of Avian Flu, and others.....viruses DO make the mutation and the leap from an animal vector to humans......we've seen it in Ebola, in HIV, and many other viruses, but for a long time this was not recognized. Now, it is an accepted fact.
Excellent book, quick read, factual but not dry at all...I highly recommend it.
Lots of material I had not read in other books on the same subject.
Most of the book covers research in the present era -- research on the mystery of the 1918 pandemic and.what caused it ro be so lethal.
Fascinating stuff. Recommend it.
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