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Ebola: Profile of a Killer Virus

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Description for Ebola: Profile of a Killer Virus Hardcover. Ebola is a compelling account of the recent terrible epidemic which swept through West Africa. Why did it spread; what was the international response; what is the long-term impact; what lessons can be learned for the future? This book combines the latest scientific insights with personal accounts from medical workers. Num Pages: 224 pages, 14 black and white images. BIC Classification: JKSR; MBN; MJCJ; PDZ. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 146 x 223 x 25. Weight in Grams: 352.
First discovered in 1976, and long regarded as an easily manageable virus affecting isolated rural communities, Ebola rocketed to world prominence in 2014 as a deadly epidemic swept through Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia in West Africa. Thousands of people died as the extraordinarily contagious disease spread rapidly from villages to urban centres. Initial quarantine responses proved often too little and too late, and the medical infrastructure of the affected countries struggled to cope. By August 2014, several months after the start of the outbreak, the WHO declared the epidemic a public health emergency and international aid teams and ... Read more

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About Dorothy H. Crawford
Dorothy H Crawford was professor of medical microbiology at the University of Edinburgh from 1997-2010 and assistant principal for public understanding of medicine from 2005-2011. She was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2001 and received an OBE for services to medicine and higher education in 2005. She is the ... Read more

Reviews for Ebola: Profile of a Killer Virus
Not only a superb story about the deadly virus but also a vivid account of human folly, frailty and bravery in combating it.
Robin A Weiss, Emeritus Professor of Viral Oncology, University College London
This excellent book provides an accessible account of all aspects of the virus, the disease, its history, how the dangerous 2014 epidemic developed, and ... Read more

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