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Plagues, pandemics and viruses : from the plague of Athens to COVID-19 / Heather E. Quinlan.

Quinlan, Heather, (author.).

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Easton Main Library 616.9 Q1p (NEWEST) (Text) 31901004481000 New Adult Non-Fiction Checked Out 03/09/2021

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  • ISBN: 9781578597048
  • ISBN: 1578597048
  • ISBN: 1578597390
  • ISBN: 9781578597390
  • Physical Description: xvii, 397 pages : black and white illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: Canton, MI : Visible Ink Press, [2020]

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.:
"Pandemics can come in waves--like tidal waves. They change societies. They disrupt life. They end lives. As far back as 3000 B.C.E. (the Bronze Age), plagues have stricken mankind. COVID-19 is just the latest example, but history shows that life continues. It shows that knowledge and social cooperation can save lives. Viruses are neither alive nor dead and are the closest thing we have to zombies. Their only known function is to replicate themselves, which can have devastating consequences on their hosts. Most, but not all, bacteria are good for us. Some are truly horrific, including those that caused the bubonic, pneumonic, and septicemic plagues. And viruses and bacteria are always morphing, evolving, and changing, making them hard to treat. Plagues, Pandemics, and Viruses: From the Plague of Athens to Covid 19 is an enlightening, and sometimes frightening, recounting of the destruction wrought by disease, but it also looks at what man has done and can do to overcome even the deadliest and bleakest of contagions." --
Subject: Communicable diseases.
Emerging infectious diseases.
Pathogenic microorganisms.

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