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Microbial Threats to Health: Emergence, Detection, and Response

 
 
 
 
Microbial Threats to Health: Emergence, Detection, and Response
Author: Committee on Emerging Microbial Threats to Health
ISBN 13: 9780309088640
ISBN 10: 30908864
Edition: 1
Publisher: National Academies Press
Publication Date: 2003-08-25
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 398
List Price: $44.95
 
 

This report examines the current state of knowledge and policy pertaining to infectious disease threats around the globe. It analyzes the spectrum of microbial threats, identifies factors in disease emergence, and assesses the response capacity of the United States. The report is intended to be of use to researchers, health care providers, and policy makers. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The New York Times

Microbial Threats to Health, edited by Mark S. Smolinski, Margaret A. Hamburg and Joshua Lederberg, provides an authoritative overview of the current dangers, together with recommendations for improving public health around the world. The book was put together by a committee of scientists, and it reads like a book that was put together by a committee of scientists. It will never make the best-seller lists and was never intended to, yet it contains more horrors per page than any Stephen King novel. — Barry Gewen