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Pennington, Hugh

Have Bacteria Won?

Pennington, Hugh - Have Bacteria Won?, ebook

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Today, we are far less likely to die from infection than at any other time in history, but still we worry about epidemics, the menace of antibiotic resistance and modern ‘plagues’ like Ebola.

In this timely new book, eminent bacteriologist Hugh Pennington explores why these fears remain and why they are unfounded. He reports on outright victories (such as smallpox), battles where the enemy is on its last stand (polio), surprise attacks from vegetarian bats (Ebola, SARS) and demented cows (BSE). Qualified optimism, he argues, is the message for the future but the battles will go on forever.

Keywords: science, infection, virus, ebola, SARS, outbreaks, antibiotics, antibiotic resistance, health scares, health policy, public health, Science

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2015
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
New Human Frontiers - Polity
Page amount
168 pages
Category
Society
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9780745690834
Printed ISBN
9780745690803

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