Level 4: Virus Hunters of the CDC

Registered by wingNancyNovawing of Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on 7/5/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by wingNancyNovawing from Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on Sunday, July 05, 2009
from friends of the library book cart.

Journal Entry 2 by wingNancyNovawing at Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on Thursday, December 02, 2010
change back to TBR, check with original requestor when done

Journal Entry 3 by wingNancyNovawing at Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on Friday, April 13, 2018
making available

Journal Entry 4 by wingNancyNovawing at Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on Friday, May 11, 2018
Skimmed but then lost interest for myself. However, here's the Amazon review:
Level 4: Virus Hunters of the CDC, is a memoir by America's most famous virus researchers. "Level 4" is the highest degree of laboratory containment for isolation and experimentation on microbiological organisms. Level-4 organisms produce lethal illnesses in humans and, for the most part, have no treatment and no prevention. Among the most infamous are the hemorrhagic viral diseases Ebola and Lassa Fever.

This is the story of those who hunt the emerging diseases making global headlines. Join husband-and-wife team Dr. Joseph B. McCormick and Dr. Susan Fisher-Hoch in their search for those who may be infected by these lethal viruses. You will travel through equatorial Africa, the ghettos and rainforests of Brazil, and through settlements in northern Pakistan. Both Dr. McCormick and Dr. Fisher-Hoch will offer their scientific knowledge about how and why these viruses are so lethal to humans and what can be done to prevent any kind of devastating epidemic from ever breaking out. The book shows how dedication, intelligence and courage can prevail--and give us hope for the future of global health.

Journal Entry 5 by wingNancyNovawing at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (5/15/2018 UTC) at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA


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Journal Entry 6 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Saturday, May 26, 2018
I'm claiming this from the Biographies of Things bookbox. I enjoy medical-mystery books, and this one looks intense. (There's an intriguing inscription on the flyleaf, from someone who gifted the book to "Fred" in 1997: "To my favorite 'small-game hunter' - love and thanks". Given the context, I'd suspect that Fred is involved in virus-hunting himself...)

Later: An intriguing and harrowing look at several of the most devastating viruses of recent decades, from Ebola to AIDS, along with the practical difficulties of diagnosing them, stopping their spread, and - with luck - finding something that will prevent or cure them. The toll of these diseases on individuals, families, and entire communities can't be overstated...

It's not all about deadly diseases in far-flung places; there's an anecdote about a food-poisoning incident at a picnic in the US, which the author uses to demonstrate the methods needed to investigate an incident. But most of the book deals with the fast-spreading and high-lethality viruses that make it risky for investigators and medical professionals. I'd like to think that the CDC and other similar organizations would get the respect given to firefighters, but sometimes it seems that people fear the messenger...

Journal Entry 7 by wingGoryDetailswing at Little Free Library, Celestial Way in Pepperell, Massachusetts USA on Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (6/27/2018 UTC) at Little Free Library, Celestial Way in Pepperell, Massachusetts USA


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