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New York Times Deadly Invaders

Virus Outbreaks Around the World, from Marburn Fever to Avian Flu

New York Times

Denise Grady

Kingfisher

An epidemic strikes the United States, plunging the country into chaos. New York Times medical reporter Denise Grady uses this terrifying scenario, taken from the pages of a U.S. government report on the potential outcome of a pandemic, as the starting point for a journey into the gripping world of emerging diseases.

In search of a better understanding of these often deadly diseases, Grady heads to Angola, the site of the 2005 Marburg virus epidemic, a disease closely related to Ebola. On the ground, and sometimes frighteningly close to victims of the disease, Denise explores the realities of health care in the developing world, and its potential effects on our own welfare.

With supplemental sidebars that explain key scientific and social issues and in-depth chapters on the origins and spread of Marburg, avian flu, HIV, SARS, West Nile virus, hantavirus, and monkeypox, this is a fascinating look at the health dangers we face in a global society.

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Chapter One
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Luanda, Angola
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Monday, April 11, 2005
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Standing in a tent outside the Américo Boavida Hospital in Luanda, Angola, I
peeled off my sweaty blouse and jeans and pulled on a green hospital scrub
shirt and pants. It was noon, hot and humid—a typical day in southwestern
Africa—and it felt as if there were no air in the tent. A rooster crowed from a
field of weeds just outside, and as I tied the drawstring on my pants I
thought, I've been writing about medicine for twenty-five years, and I've never
been to a hospital
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Children's Literature
Overall, the subject is presented in a style that is both fascinating and easy to understand.
 
School Library Journal
A fast-paced, timely, and important book
 
Kirkus Reviews
Enhanced by news photos, side notes and a large list of citations to relevant Times articles, her accounts will be useful for assignments.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Denise Grady

  • Denise Grady has been a science reporter for The New York Times since 1998 and has written more than five hundred articles about medicine and biology. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including a commendation from the Newspaper Guild for Choice and Excellence of Crusading Journalistic Contributions in the Areas of Science and Medicine. She lives in Westchester, New York.
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New York Times Deadly Invaders

Virus Outbreaks Around the World, from Marburn Fever to Avian Flu

New York Times

Denise Grady

IRA Children's Book Award Notable Book, NYPL Books for the Teen Age, National Science Teacher's Association-CBC, Outstanding Scie, Books for the Teen Age, New York Public Library
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Kingfisher

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