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The end of epidemics : the looming threat to humanity and how to stop it / Jonathan D. Quick, MD, with Bronwyn Fryer.

Quick, Jonathan D., (author.). Fryer, Bronwyn, (author.).

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Item details

  • ISBN: 9781250117779
  • ISBN: 1250117771
  • Physical Description: xii, 290 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2018.

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Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-274) and index.
Contents: Stop epidemics with the power of seven -- The bush--lessons from Ebola, AIDS and Zika -- The barn -- The triple threat : bioterror, bio-error and Dr. Frankenstein -- The costs of complacency -- Lead like the house is on fire -- Resilient systems, global security -- Active prevention, constant readiness -- Fatal fictions, timely truths -- Disruptive innovation, collaborative transformation -- Invest wisely, save lives -- Ring the alarm, rouse the leaders.
Summary, etc.: Outlines recommendations for preventing the next global pandemic, drawing on the examples of epidemics ranging from smallpox and AIDS to SARS and Ebola to outline specific measures for appropriate spending, communication, and innovation. --Publisher.
Subject: Epidemics > Prevention.
Epidemics > prevention & control.
MEDICAL > Infectious Diseases.
MEDICAL > Public Health.
POLITICAL SCIENCE > Public Policy > Science & Technology Policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE > Disease & Health Issues.
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