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Yellow fever : a deadly disease poised to kill again / James L. Dickerson.

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Author/Creator:
Dickerson, James.
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2006
Imprint:
Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2006.
Format:
  • Book
  • 271 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Title Variation:
Deadly disease poised to kill again
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-266) and index.
Contents:
  • Philadelphia: the great plague of 1793
  • -- New Orleans: gateway to death
  • Memphis almost disappears
  • -- Mississippi devastated by yellow jack
  • -- Spanish-American war: finding the real enemy
  • -- Weapons of mass destruction
  • -- Global warming casts ominous shadow
  • -- The disease that won't go away.
Publisher's Summary:
In a vividly told narrative, filled with poignant and graphic scenes culled from historical archives, Dickerson recounts the history of one of the most feared diseases in the United States. Focusing on the present, Dickerson discusses the potential threat of Yellow Fever as a biological warfare agent in the hands of terrorists. Also of concern to public health researchers is the effect of global warming on mosquito populations. Both absorbing history and a timely wake-up call for the present, "Yellow Fever" is fascinating and important reading.
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ISBN:
1591023998
9781591023999

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