The Chickens Fight Back: Pandemic Panics and Deadly Diseases That Jump from Animals to Humans

The Chickens Fight Back: Pandemic Panics and Deadly Diseases That Jump from Animals to Humans

Emerging diseases like mad cow, SARS, and avian flu are — for the moment, at least — far more prevalent in animals than in humans. Still, the knowledge that measles, TB, and smallpox were at one time “emerging” diseases that eventually made a permanent, and quite deadly, jump to humans gives epidemiologists pause. This book examines the various groups of animal diseases, explains what attracts them to the human population — from food to sex to living conditions… (more)

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Publisher: Greystone Books (March 01, 2009)

Parent ISBN: 9781553652700

Page count: 240 pages

Language: English


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