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Author: Tom Ardies
Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : PaperJacks
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Author: Daniel Kalla
Publisher: Forge Books
ISBN: 9781429912600
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Genesis of a Plague Right now, in a remote corner of rural China, a farmer and his family are sharing their water supply with their livestock: chickens, ducks, pigs, sheep. They share the same waste-disposal system, too. Bird viruses meet their human counterparts in the bloodstreams of the swine, where they mix and mutate before spreading back into the human population. And a new flu is born.... Dr. Noah Haldane, of the World Health Organization, knows that humanity is overdue for a new killer flu, like the great influenza pandemic of 1919 that killed more than twenty million people in less than four months. So when a mysterious new strain of flu is reported in the Gansu Province of mainland China, WHO immediately sends a team to investigate. Haldane and his colleagues soon discover that the new disease, dubbed Acute Respiratory Collapse Syndrome, is far more deadly than SARS, killing one in four victims, regardless of their age or health. But even as WHO struggles to contain the outbreak, ARCS is already spreading to Hong Kong, London, and even America. In an age when every single person in the world is connected by three commercial flights or fewer, a killer bug can travel much faster than the flu of 1919. Especially when someone is spreading the virus on purpose... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


Author: Sonia Shah
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
ISBN: 0374708746
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Scientists agree that a pathogen is likely to cause a global pandemic in the near future. But which one? And how? Over the past fifty years, more than three hundred infectious diseases have either newly emerged or reemerged, appearing in territories where they’ve never been seen before. Ninety percent of epidemiologists expect that one of them will cause a deadly pandemic sometime in the next two generations. It could be Ebola, avian flu, a drug-resistant superbug, or something completely new. While we can’t know which pathogen will cause the next pandemic, by unraveling the story of how pathogens have caused pandemics in the past, we can make predictions about the future. In Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond, the prizewinning journalist Sonia Shah—whose book on malaria, The Fever, was called a “tour-de-force history” (The New York Times) and “revelatory” (The New Republic)—interweaves history, original reportage, and personal narrative to explore the origins of contagions, drawing parallels between cholera, one of history’s most deadly and disruptive pandemic-causing pathogens, and the new diseases that stalk humankind today. To reveal how a new pandemic might develop, Sonia Shah tracks each stage of cholera’s dramatic journey, from its emergence in the South Asian hinterlands as a harmless microbe to its rapid dispersal across the nineteenth-century world, all the way to its latest beachhead in Haiti. Along the way she reports on the pathogens now following in cholera’s footsteps, from the MRSA bacterium that besieges her own family to the never-before-seen killers coming out of China’s wet markets, the surgical wards of New Delhi, and the suburban backyards of the East Coast. By delving into the convoluted science, strange politics, and checkered history of one of the world’s deadliest diseases, Pandemic reveals what the next global contagion might look like— and what we can do to prevent it.


Author: Michele White
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1450072941
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Florida homicide detectives Lacy and Megan are at it again, this time unraveling a shadowy secret in their small town. Three separate cases coalesce into a forensic nightmare. Each one highlighted with the colorful characters that make rural Florida both bizarre and beautiful. Come along on this exciting journey as it reveals one of man's darkest moments in history. Pandemic is Dr. White's fourth suspense novel and the second in a medical mystery/detective thriller series. The first novel of the series Broken Silence, received notable acclaim and launched Dr. White on a book tour with Barnes and Noble. The other popular novels Fatal Coverage and Organ Donor, where both medical mystery thrillers. For more information about the books and author please visit


Author: Pete Moore
Publisher: Citadel Press
ISBN: 9780806528182
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Examines the threat of epidemics and pandemics in modern society, covering how they are spread, past and current treatment options, the impact of antibiotics, and a historical view of infectious disease.


Author: John Mills
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1615797548
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The trafficking, abuse, and addiction to illicit drugs have reached pandemic proportions, destroying many inner-city neighborhoods. Law-abiding citizens have locked themselves behind steel doors and barred windows. Open-air illicit drug markets are fueling the growth of violent street gangs and murders. National law enforcement agencies make thousands of illicit drug-related arrests daily. Countless narcotics, cocaine, and alcoholics anonymous self-help meetings are held every day. However, the actions of these groups have done little to eliminate or curtail the trafficking and abuse of illicit drugs. The term war on drugs announced a campaign by the United States government to stop the flow of drugs into the country. In the first eight months of this year, the federal and state governments have spent $32 billion unsuccessfully fighting that war. 1 The forces that drive this pandemic are evil; they are demonic in nature. Therefore, this spiritual war can only be won with spiritual weapons!

Pandemic Influenza

Author: Jeffrey R. Ryan
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420060881
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The swine flu emergency needn’t become a crisis. This critically acclaimed work provides public health officials, doctors, responders, and emergency planners with accurate current information that will help them understand the nature of an outbreak, assess risk, answer public concerns, and develop informed strategies. Devoid of sensationalism and agenda, this CRC Press resource provides all the information needed to understand pandemic influenzas including, avian, swine, and human variations and outlines the steps needed to develop and implement prevention, stabilization, and recovery efforts as needed at the local level. "... an amazing resource ... Dr. Ryan has assembled some of the best experts in the field to guide you in understanding the threat of pandemic influenza and how it can affect you and the people you are responsible for. ..." --From the foreword by Lynn A. Slepski, Captain, United States Public Health Service Make certain your response to Swine Flu is proactive and informed Edited by Jeffrey Ryan, Institute for Emergency Preparedness, this volume — Arms planners and responders with guidance from 13 leading experts Takes lessons from past pandemics Covers biological and clinical aspects of influenza Discusses pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical measures Details response actions related to communication, travel, and quarantine While the swine flu outbreak has impacted Mexico; influenza has no respect for boundaries and is already being felt up north. Despite warnings from the World Health Organization, our preparedness continues to lag. Part of the problem is that the real action must occur at the local level. Triage, care, and containment, along with maintenance of infrastructure, are functions that must be carried out by local planners and responders. The first section reviews the history of pandemics. The middle chapters examine the biology of a virus and clinical aspects of influenza. The final chapters examine international and federal programs and discuss response at the local level, including service continuation planning and fatality management.

Pandemic Influenza Preparedness And Response

Publisher: World Health Organization
ISBN: 9241547685
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"Influenza pandemics are unpredictable but recurring events that can have severe consequences on societies worldwide. This revised WHO guidance publication on pandemic influenza preparedness and response acknowledges that pandemic preparedness is centered around health sectors planning but must also be broader. WHO therefore advocates a "whole-of-society" approach to sustainable and ethical pandemic preparedness while focusing in more detail on the role of the health sector. The roles of WHO and national governments are outlined to create a better understanding of how health and non-health sectors, both public and private, all contribute to pandemic preparedness"--Publisher's description.

Interagency Aviation Industry Collaboration On Planning For Pandemic Outbreaks

Publisher: Transportation Research Board
ISBN: 0309113113
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In September 2007, approximately 70 people assembled in Washington, D.C., to participate in a workshop on Interagency Aviation Industry Collaboration on Planning for Pandemic Outbreaks. The conference brought together individuals involved in planning and responding to pandemic events from both the public sector (federal agencies and state and local agencies, including public airports) and the private sector (airlines and consultants with expertise in various facets of aviation). The workshop goals were to examine (a) the action items included in the section on Transportation and Borders in the May 2006 National Pandemic Plan that directly or indirectly affect air transportation, (b) the current state of the practice for pandemic planning by airports and airlines, (c) coordination among various agencies and the aviation sector to implement these plans, and (d) potential areas for public private sector cooperation in pandemic planning. To plan the workshop, TRB assembled a committee appointed by the National Research Council to organize and develop the workshop program.

Influenza Pandemic

Author: Bernice Steinhardt
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1437915604
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Over the past several years there have been a number of reports to help the nation better prepare for, respond to, and recover from a possible influenza pandemic, which could result from a novel strain of influenza virus for which there is little resistance and which therefore is highly transmissible among humans. An influenza pandemic remains a real threat to our nation and the world. This report synthesized the results of 11 reports and two testimonies issued over the past 3 years using 6 key thematic areas: (1) leadership, authority, and coordination; (2) detecting threats and managing risks; (3) planning, training, and exercising; (4) capacity to respond and recover; (5) information sharing and communication; and (6) performance and accountability. Illus.