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Author Peters, C. J. (Clarence James), 1940-

Title Virus hunter : thirty years of battling hot viruses around the world / C.J. Peters and Mark Olshaker.

Publication Info. New York : Anchor Books, 1997.

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Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  B PETERS    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Manross Branch - Non Fiction  B PETERS    Check Shelf
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult Department  610.92 P    Check Shelf
Edition First Anchor Books edition.
Description xi, 323 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents Foreword -- Prologue : the hoofbeats of zebras -- Chap. 1. The killer without a name -- Chap. 2. West Texas and beyond -- Chap. 3. MARU -- Chap. 4. Cochabamba -- Chap. 5. More answers, more questions -- Chap. 6. You're in the army now -- Chap. 7. The education of a military physician -- Chap. 8. Stalking Ebola -- Chap. 9. Right here in River City -- Chap. 10. The Gulf War and beyond -- Chap. 11. Looking ahead.
Summary From Central and South America to a deadly outbreak of a mystery virus in the American Southwest, from fieldwork in Egypt and the mountains of Kenya to immobilizing an army unit to stop a gut-wrenching outbreak of Ebola only miles from Washington, D.C., this book takes us backstage in the inevitable clash between biology and human lives. Because of new, emerging viruses, and the return of old, "vanquished" ones for which vaccines do not exist, there remains a very real danger of a new epidemic that could, without proper surveillance and early intervention, spread worldwide virtually overnight. The possibility of foreign countries or terrorist groups using deadly airborne viruses that are easily obtained rather than unwieldy explosives looms larger than ever in the future.
Subject Peters, C. J.
Epidemiologists -- United States -- Biography.
Virologists -- United States -- Biography.
Hemorrhagic fever -- Epidemiology.
Peters, C. J. (Clarence James), 1940-
Epidemiology -- Personal Narratives.
Virology -- Personal Narratives.
Hemorrhagic Fevers, Viral -- epidemiology -- Personal Narratives.
Added Author Olshaker, Mark, 1951-
ISBN 0385485573 alkaline paper
0385485581 paperback alkaline paper
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