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Patient zero : solving the mysteries of deadly epidemics / Marilee Peters.

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Abington Community Library YOUNG ADULT 614.49 PETERS (Text) 50687011718031 Stacks Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781773215167
  • ISBN: 9781773215150
  • ISBN: 1773215167
  • ISBN: 1773215159
  • Physical Description: 196 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: Updated edition.
  • Publisher: Toronto ; Annick Press, 2021.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
A note on the second edition -- Introduction: Disease detectives on the case -- A deadly year: the Great Plague of London, 1665 -- Plotting a mystery: the Soho cholera outbreak, 1854 -- Did the mosquito do it? Yellow fever in Cuba, 1900 -- Cooking up trouble: typhoid in New York, 1906 -- World vs. virus: Spanish influenza pandemic, 1918-19 -- Mystery in the jungle: Ebola in Zaire, 1976 -- The new plague: AIDS pandemic, 1980 -- A wake-up call to the world: COVID-19 pandemic, 2000-21 -- Conclusion: Pandemics and the future of disease detection.
Summary, etc.:
"Engrossing true stories of the pioneers of epidemiology who risked their lives to find the source of deadly diseases--now revised to include updated information and a new chapter on COVID-19. More people have died in disease epidemics than in wars or other disasters, but the process of identifying these diseases and determining how they spread is often a terrifying gamble. Epidemiologists have been ignored, mocked, or silenced all while trying to protect the population and identify "patient zero"--the first person to have contracted the disease, and a key piece in solving the epidemic puzzle. Patient Zero tracks the gripping tales of eight epidemics and pandemics--how they started, how they spread, and the fight to stop them. This revised edition combines a brand-new design with updated information and features diseases such as Spanish Influenza, Ebola, and AIDS, as well as a new chapter on COVID-19."-- Provided by publisher.
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Issued also in electronic formats.
Subject: Epidemics > History > Juvenile literature.
Communicable diseases > History > Juvenile literature.
Epidemics > History.
Communicable diseases > History.
Communicable diseases > History.
Epidemics > History.
Genre: Young adult nonfiction.
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