The next pandemic
Khan, Ali MD
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The next pandemic

on the front lines against humankind's gravest dangers

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"A former director of the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (PHPR) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lays out his theories on when, where and how the next major disease outbreak will arrive, "--NoveList.

"Throughout history, humankind's biggest killers have been infectious diseases: the Black Death, the Spanish Flu, and AIDS alone account for over one hundred million deaths. We ignore this reality most of the time, but when a new threat--Ebola, SARS, Zika--seems imminent, we send our best and bravest doctors to contain it. People like Dr. Ali S. Khan. In his long career as a public health first responder--protected by a thin mask from infected patients, napping under nets to keep out scorpions, making life-and-death decisions on limited, suspect information--Khan has found that rogue microbes will always be a problem, but outbreaks are often caused by people. We make mistakes, politicize emergencies, and, too often, fail to imagine the consequences of our actions. The Next Pandemic is a firsthand account of disasters like anthrax, bird flu, and others--and how we could do more to prevent their return. It is both a gripping story of our brushes with fate and an urgent lesson on how we can keep ourselves safe from the inevitable next pandemic."--Jacket.

Infectious diseases-- the Black Death, the Spanish Flu, and AIDS-- account for over one hundred million deaths through history. When a new threat-- Ebola, SARS, Zika-- seems imminent, we send our medical personnel to contain it, protected by a thin mask, making life-and-death decisions on suspect information. Khan has found that rogue microbes will always be a problem, but outbreaks are often caused by people failing to imagine the consequences of our actions. He provides an urgent lesson on how we can keep ourselves safe from the inevitable next pandemic.

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"A former director of the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (PHPR) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lays out his theories on when, where and how the next major disease outbreak will arrive, "--NoveList.

"Throughout history, humankind's biggest killers have been infectious diseases: the Black Death, the Spanish Flu, and AIDS alone account for over one hundred million deaths. We ignore this reality most of the time, but when a new threat--Ebola, SARS, Zika--seems imminent, we send our best and bravest doctors to contain it. People like Dr. Ali S. Khan. In his long career as a public health first responder--protected by a thin mask from infected patients, napping under nets to keep out scorpions, making life-and-death decisions on limited, suspect information--Khan has found that rogue microbes will always be a problem, but outbreaks are often caused by people. We make mistakes, politicize emergencies, and, too often, fail to imagine the consequences of our actions. The Next Pandemic is a firsthand account of disasters like anthrax, bird flu, and others--and how we could do more to prevent their return. It is both a gripping story of our brushes with fate and an urgent lesson on how we can keep ourselves safe from the inevitable next pandemic."--Jacket.

Infectious diseases-- the Black Death, the Spanish Flu, and AIDS-- account for over one hundred million deaths through history. When a new threat-- Ebola, SARS, Zika-- seems imminent, we send our medical personnel to contain it, protected by a thin mask, making life-and-death decisions on suspect information. Khan has found that rogue microbes will always be a problem, but outbreaks are often caused by people failing to imagine the consequences of our actions. He provides an urgent lesson on how we can keep ourselves safe from the inevitable next pandemic.

The next pandemic

on the front lines against humankind's gravest dangers

First edition.

This edition was published in


Edition Description

"A former director of the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (PHPR) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lays out his theories on when, where and how the next major disease outbreak will arrive, "--NoveList.

"Throughout history, humankind's biggest killers have been infectious diseases: the Black Death, the Spanish Flu, and AIDS alone account for over one hundred million deaths. We ignore this reality most of the time, but when a new threat--Ebola, SARS, Zika--seems imminent, we send our best and bravest doctors to contain it. People like Dr. Ali S. Khan. In his long career as a public health first responder--protected by a thin mask from infected patients, napping under nets to keep out scorpions, making life-and-death decisions on limited, suspect information--Khan has found that rogue microbes will always be a problem, but outbreaks are often caused by people. We make mistakes, politicize emergencies, and, too often, fail to imagine the consequences of our actions. The Next Pandemic is a firsthand account of disasters like anthrax, bird flu, and others--and how we could do more to prevent their return. It is both a gripping story of our brushes with fate and an urgent lesson on how we can keep ourselves safe from the inevitable next pandemic."--Jacket.

Infectious diseases-- the Black Death, the Spanish Flu, and AIDS-- account for over one hundred million deaths through history. When a new threat-- Ebola, SARS, Zika-- seems imminent, we send our medical personnel to contain it, protected by a thin mask, making life-and-death decisions on suspect information. Khan has found that rogue microbes will always be a problem, but outbreaks are often caused by people failing to imagine the consequences of our actions. He provides an urgent lesson on how we can keep ourselves safe from the inevitable next pandemic.

Table of Contents

First blush
Sin nombre
The face of the devil
A pox on both your houses
A higher form of killing
Migrations
Direct from the Metropole Hotel
After the deluge
Sierra Leone
#JeSuisleMonde.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-266) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
362.1
Library of Congress
RA441 .K58 2016, RA441

The Physical Object

Pagination
x, 275 pages
Number of pages
275

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL27211036M
ISBN 10
1610395913
ISBN 13
9781610395915, 9781610395922
LC Control Number
2016001718
OCLC/WorldCat
935495157

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