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Deadliest Enemy

Our War Against Killer Germs

By Michael T. Osterholm and Mark Olshaker

  • Hardback
  • £21.99

A world-leading epidemiologist shares his stories from the front lines of our war on infectious diseases and explains how to prepare for epidemics that can challenge world order.

Every new development--from exploding human and animal populations to trade and travel--intensifies our susceptibility to a devastating epidemic. Ironically, a pandemic on the scale of the 1918 flu that killed perhaps a hundred million people would be deadlier today, despite a century of medical advances. As the current Zika epidemic proves, we are wholly unprepared for these diseases. So what can-and must--we do to protect ourselves against mankind's Deadliest Enemy? Separating experience-borne fact from mindless fear, Michael Osterholm and Mark Olshaker detail the plans and resources that must be in place when the unthinkable becomes the inevitable. DEADLIEST ENEMY is high scientific drama, a chronicle of mystery and discovery, a reality check, and a plan of action.

Biographical Notes

Mark Olshaker is a critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling author or coauthor of fourteen nonfiction books and novels, including Virus Hunter, and an Emmy-winning filmmaker with specialties in both public health and criminal justice.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780316343695
  • Publication date: 30 Mar 2017
  • Page count: 304
  • Imprint: Little, Brown US
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