The chickens fight back: pandemic panics and deadly diseases that jump from animals to humans
Médecine, Animaux et faune
Audio avec voix humaine
All the big killer diseases - measles, tuberculosis, and smallpox - have come to us from animals and have decided they like us better. Other diseases, such as rabies, poker players' pneumonia, and dum-dum fever, visit us now and then,… but they really prefer their animal homes, while "emerging" diseases, like mad cow disease, SARS, and avian flu, have dropped in to check us out; but we don't know whether they will take up permanent residence or if they are just passing through. Presents the various groups of animal diseases, explains what it is about our lifestyle and our environment that encourages them to visit, and offers suggestions for how to keep them at bay. 2007.