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The Death of a Disease: A History of the Eradication of Poliomyelitis

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In 1988, the World Health Organization launched a campaign for the global eradication of polio. Today, this goal is closer than ever. Fewer than 1,300 people were paralyzed from the disease in 2004, down from approximately 350,000 in 1988.

In The Death of a Disease, science writers Bernard Seytre and Mary Shaffer tell the dramatic story of this crippling virus that has evoked terror among parents and struck down healthy children for centuries. Beginning in ancient Egypt, the narrative explores the earliest stages of research, describes the wayward paths taken by a long line of scientists-each of whom made a vital ... Read more

At a time when emerging diseases and the threat of bioterrorism are the focus of much media and public attention, this book tells the story of a crippling disease that is on the verge of disappearing. In the face of tremendous odds, the near-eradication of polio offers an inspiring story that is both encouraging and instructive to those at the center of the continued fight against communicable diseases.


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Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2005
Publisher
Rutgers University Press
Condition
New
Number of Pages
176
Place of Publication
New Brunswick NJ, United States
ISBN
9780813536774
SKU
V9780813536774
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About Bernard Seytre (Ed.)
BERNARD SEYTRE is the author and coauthor of several books written in French. MARY SHAFFER is a professional science writer. Both authors are based in Paris.

Reviews for The Death of a Disease: A History of the Eradication of Poliomyelitis
As we move towards the global eradication of polio, historical accounts of the program such as this become more important than ever. From the perspective of the World Health Organization, this book is invaluable as an easy-to-read historical account of the successful battle against polio.
Dr. David L. Heymann
executive director of communicable diseases, World Health Organization
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