These are valuable pieces of information - important enough to seek out and read, unlike the fear-centric garbage pushed by I might name. The real world is not like Outbreak and there is years of research behind vaccinations, understanding the origins of a disease, and developing treatments. Filled with scientific knowledge, Level 4 explains how and why these viruses are so deadly and how we can prevent further devastating epidemics from breaking out. That doesn't relate to the book other than it is written well enough to make an 18 year old want to become one of those amazing people in the book. It was fascinating learning what the vectors for passing the diseases to human could be, such as ticks, mice urine, rats etc, how the diseases are spread in hospitals by the lack of proper barrier nursing procedures and the re-use of needles, and all the symptoms of these diseases and how they are treated in developing countries under crude conditions and how they are treated in fir I enjoyed learning about the various Level 4 viruses like Lassa fever, Ebola, and other hemorrhagic fever viruses. McCormick, Susan Fisher-Hoch, Leslie Alan Horvitz Read Online. Format it however you want! The deadliest virus harvard magazine.
Sure, it's about one of my favorite subjects - epidemiology - and it's set in interesting, exotic locations. But somehow, it still manages to be boring. This is good stuff - plenty of suspense as they deal with unexpected threats and try to figure out where a disease originated, coupled with interesting stories about the challenges of maneuvering around and trying to practice science in third-world countries. It will be very important for you and other readers in the world. Susan Fisher-Hoch journey through equatorial Africa, Brazil's ghettos and rainforests, and settlements in northern Pakistan in search of those already infected by these killers. . I couldn't put it down.
There were some slow points in the book, but overall, I found it extremely interesting to read about the actions of actual epidemiologists working first hand with these viruses in their host countries. I enjoyed reading the first hand accounts of those that have been there and done that, so to say, trying to track down the pathogen behind the outbreaks you only read about in the newspapers. Perhaps that becomes inspiration to help solve problems near to home. From the lesson, you will know about the meaning of life and human around you. Among the most infamous are Ebola and Lassa. It looked interesting, so why not? Among the most infamous are Ebola and Lassa. I don't care what part of the world you are in, that just should not be.
Which one poses the greatest threat? Oh, I also thought that the political situations were interesting, but that's just my public policy side stepping up. Every time I have a sore throat I'm going to think I'm dying of some viral hemorrhagic fever. I realize that these are very complex diseases and the methodology used to collect and examine the viruses are not easy. That doesn't relate to the book other than it is written well enough to make an 18 year old want to become one of those amazing people in the book. When the Next Big One arrives, what will it look like? I mean these people love what they do and are ready to loss their life to follow a passion of research. The 9 deadliest viruses on earth national emerging infectious top 10 most dangerous for your health alltoptens. Susan Fisher-Hoch journey through equatorial Africa, Brazil's ghettos and rainforests, and settlements in northern Pakistan in search of those already infected by these killers.
Sure, it's about one of my favorite subjects - epidemiology - and it's set in interesting, exotic locations. I suddenly knew what I wanted to do. Filled with scientific knowledge, Level 4 explains how and why these viruses are so deadly and how we can prevent further devastating epidemics from breaking out. The book deals mostly with Lassa Fever, which I admittedly knew very little about before reading this book. I really liked learning about all these infectious diseases but did not realize this book is almost 20 years old until about halfway through. So those were the parts of the book that I liked and that made the book worth reading.
Level-4 organisms produce lethal illnesses in humans and, for the most part, have no treatment and no prevention. As a woman who has been to the Middle East and studied the culture - and who will not accept limitations on women - I was intrigued to read that she had not known what the culture and This is a great book that tells each situation like it is: virus hunting, the poverty that drives decision-making by medical practitioners in economically depressed areas, and how it feels to actually be there, dealing with personalities and motivations. Good review of other hemorrhagic virus related to Ebola and what it takes to follow, investigate, and research these virus. As far as the storytelling itself goes, I struggled with the two first-person accounts after Chapter 13. Of all the scary happenings in the world, pathogens are far worse than car bombs.
Susan Fisher-Hoch journey through equatorial Africa, Brazil's ghettos and rainforests, and settlements in northern Pakistan in search of those already infected by these killers. As a second year medical student with quite a bit of microbiology information under my belt, I found this book absolutely fascinating. Anyway, that's a minor thing. In a triumph of multidisciplinary thinking, Johnson illuminates the intertwined histories of the spread of disease, the rise of cities, and the nature of scientific inquiry, offering both a riveting history and a powerful explanation of how it has shaped the world we live in. On the good side they were exceptionally compassionate towards the victims of the disease and the issue of poorly run third world governments. Perhaps it provides motivation to further research and ultimately regular contributions to those organizations with the greatest positive impact in the areas of greatest need. What books like this remind us is that even small well-thought out and appropriate interventions of time, or skill, or money, can often save lives and keep families together.
Good, but the authors needed to remember what kind of audience they were trying to reach. Among the most infamous are Ebola and Lassa. After neglecting his family for years, he cheats on his wife with someone else in the field good thing his wife stay Reading about the outbreaks and testing and specimen collection etc etc was interesting but the more I read, the more I hated the main character. It was anecdotes like that that made the narrative seem real and comprehensible. It also shows how Africa in general, being significantly poverty-stricken in the locations these viruses were showing up, could not afford the patented tests, kits, or vaccinations that they need just to survive. A highly infectious, deadly virus from the central African rain forest suddenly appears in the suburbs of Washington, D.
I enjoyed learning about the various Level 4 viruses like Lassa fever, Ebola, and other hemorrhagic fever viruses. Not one of my favorite germ books, but still an interesting first-hand account of what it is like to work with the viruses, vectors, victims, hospitals, doctors, politics, poverty, and other factors that contribute to outbreaks and their ultimate containment or propagation. But the Sue and Joe and Joe and Sue. It reads somewhat like a summary of two combined diaries, which makes for a bit of repetition and a few instances of not knowing which author is narrating, but those annoyances were minor. The book leads me to conclude three things: 1.
With the advance in global climate change heating up the ice and releasing any and all pathogens trapped within: it won't be the rising oceans that kill us but the deadly diseases none of us are equipped to handle resurging, and that combined with airplane transport means that there is nowhere that is safe. Overall, however, I found the stories fascinating and thought the Doctors did a wonderful job at explaining the science and the techniques involved without dumbing them down too much. Search Tips Our search has the following Google-type functionality: + addition symbol If you use '+' at the start of a word, that word will be present in the search results. Still, there was trouble ahead. Of the deadliest viruses in world! Though we've made huge strides in 16, the broad category of all 'noncommunicable diseases' killed 36 million people; Communicable diseases, maternal and perinatal conditions, 20, there are other viruses out that equally deadly, some even deadlier. Reader can get many real examples that can be great knowledge.