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Published: 01 September 2020

512 Pages

5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190056780

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Viruses, Plagues, and History

Past, Present, and Future

Second Edition

Michael B. A. Oldstone

  • A unique exploration of how viruses have altered the course of human history (including discussion of the role played by viral pandemics in conquests of the Americas, the Louisiana Purchase, and the African slave trade)
  • Explores new viruses and the threat they pose to millions
  • Rich with first-hand accounts of modern day "virus hunters"

New to this Edition:

  • Coverage of newly "cured" viruses and their impending eradication, such as Hepatitis
  • Discusses "new" viruses such as Zika, MERS, and Ebola
  • A new chapter discusses how fears of autism and other threats have undermined vaccination efforts

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