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Our War Against Killer Germs
Michael T. Osterholm – Mark Olshaker: Deadliest Enemy

We ​are facing an overwhelming army of deadly, invisible enemies. We need a plan – before it's too late.
Unlike natural disasters, whose destruction is concentrated in a limited area over a period of days, and illnesses, which have devastating effects but are limited to individuals and their families, infectious disease has the terrifying power to disrupt everyday life on a global scale, overwhelming public and private resources and bringing trade and transportation to a grinding halt.
In today's world, it's easier than ever to move people, animals, and materials around the planet, but the same advances that make modern infrastructure so efficient have made epidemics and even pandemics nearly inevitable. And as outbreaks of Ebola, MERS, yellow fever, and Zika have demonstrated, we are woefully underprepared to deal with the fallout. So what can – and must – we do in order to protect ourselves from mankind's deadliest enemy?
Drawing on the latest medical science,… (tovább)


Little, Brown Books, New York - Boston - London, 2017
352 oldal · keménytáblás · ISBN: 9780316343695
Little, Brown Books, New York - Boston - London, 2017
354 oldal · ISBN: 9780316343688 · ASIN: B01I1AIU70

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Michael T. Osterholm – Mark Olshaker: Deadliest Enemy

Kiváló könyv. Egyrészt nagyon informatív, ilyen befogadható mélységben. Másrészt jól van megírva, ami bizonyára az együttműködés (szakember és újságíró) eredménye. Harmadrészt nem csak magukról a kórságokról ír, hanem a lehetséges lépésekről, tervezési, szabályozási, finanszírozási kérdésekről is, ami tovább árnyalja a képet.
Bízom benne, hogy a magyar forditása is méltó marad hozzá.

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But the fundamental tool of epidemiology has always been, since long before we had a scientific method for identifying microbes or a germ theory of disease—and, I expect, will always be—observation.
In rural England, by the eighteenth century it had been observed and noted that milkmaids seemed generally to be immune from the scourge of smallpox, which had a mortality rate of at least 30 percent, and often significantly higher. Dr. Edward Jenner speculated that exposure to the similar but far less serious cowpox somehow protected them. In May of 1796, in a now legendary experiment, he took pus from cowpox blisters on the hand of milkmaid Sarah Nelmes and scratched it into the arms of James Phipps, the eight-year-old son of his gardener. James developed a fever and didn’t feel well for a short time, but he soon recovered. When Jenner then injected him with pus from actual smallpox lesions, the boy remained disease-free.
Jenner published three papers on the subject and thus became the father of vaccination—the fundamental weapon in the armament of public health. And it began with careful observation.

26. oldal, Chapter 2 - Annals of Public Health

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