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The Fatal Strain: On the Trail of Avian Flu and the Coming Pandemic, Sipress, Alan

The Fatal Strain: On the Trail of Avian Flu and the Coming Pandemic

Authors: Sipress, Alan
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: SCI045000, SOC057000, HEA039040
ISBN: 9781101145517, Related ISBNs: 0143118307, 067002127X, 110114551X, 9780143118305, 9780670021277
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 416
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: In 2009, Swine Flu reminded us that pandemics still happen, and award- winning journalist Alan Sipress reminds us that far worse could be brewing. When a highly lethal strain of avian flu broke out in Asia in 2003 and raced westward, Sipress, as a reporter for The Washington Post, tracked the virus across nine countries, watching its secrets elude the world's brightest scientists and most intrepid disease hunters. A vivid portrayal of the struggle between man and microbe, The Fatal Strain is a fast-moving account that weaves cultural, political, and scientific strands into a tale of inevitable pandemic.

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