INFLUENZA: THE HUNDRED-YEAR HUNT TO CURE THE DEADLIEST DISEASE IN HISTORY by Jeremy Brown
The Hundred-Year Hunt to Cure the Deadliest Disease in History by Jeremy Brown
While influenza is now often thought of as a common but mild disease, it still kills more than thirty thousand people in the United States each year. Dr. Jeremy Brown, director of the Office of Emergency Care Research at the National Institutes of Health, talks with leading epidemiologists, policy makers, and the researcher who first sequenced the genetic building blocks of the original 1918 virus to offer both a comprehensive history and a road map to protect us from the next outbreak.
Dr. Brown digs into the discovery and resurrection of the flu virus in the frozen victims of the 1918 epidemic, and breaks down the current dialogue surrounding the disease, explaining the controversy over vaccinations, antiviral drugs like Tamiflu, and the federal government's role in preparing for pandemic outbreaks. Though a hundred years of advancement in medical research and technology have passes since the 1918 disaster, Dr. Brown warns that many of the most vital questions about the flu virus continue to confound even the leading experts.
Simon & Schuster, Hardcover, 1st Edition, 1st Printing, 2018
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