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    Killer germs : microbes and diseases that threaten humanity / Barry E. Zimmerman, David J. Zimmerman.
    by Zimmerman, Barry E.
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    Chicago : Contemporary Books, 2003.
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  • Communicable diseases.
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  • Medical microbiology.
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    0071409262 (alk. paper)
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    xiii, 273 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
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    Rev. and updated ed.
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    1. The origin of disease -- Extraterrestrial origins -- Spontaneous generation -- Evolution of life -- 2. Germs and disease : a brief history -- Witchcraft, retribution, and the humor of it all -- Seeing the invisible -- A milkmaid's tale -- Chance favors the prepared mind -- A sheepish situation -- Mad dogs and Frenchmen -- Doctors of death -- That nasty little German -- 3. Magic bullets -- The first chemotherapy -- The first antibiotic -- The first wonder drug -- The miracle mold -- A miracle from the soil -- Back to the future -- 4. The white death -- Captain of the men of death -- Winning the battle -- Losing the war -- 5. New kids on the block -- Lyme disease : getting ticked off -- The flesh eaters -- Legionnaires' disease : opportunity knocks -- 6. The virus -- The discovery of viruses -- How do viruses work -- Acute viral infections -- Persistent viral infections -- Our immune system and autoimmunity -- Origin of viruses -- Viruses as agents of genetic change -- Beyond the virus, the prion -- The gathering storm, emerging viruses -- 7. Emerging viruses -- Marburg -- Ebola -- Lassa -- Hantavirus -- Dengue -- West Nile virus -- Why viruses emerge -- 8. Common viruses that kill -- Influenza -- The swine flu scare of 1976 -- The ABCs of hepatitis -- Poliomyelitis (infantile paralysis) -- Measles -- 9. Parasites that kill -- Protozoa -- Flatworms -- Roundworms -- Parasitic fungi : a fungus among us -- 10. AIDs -- A new disease emerges -- Searching for the cause -- Testing for AIDs -- Anatomy of a virus -- Prevention -- Treatment -- Where did HIV come from -- What lies ahead -- 11. Bioterrorism -- The nations -- The germs -- Bioterrorism today.
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