Virus Hunter: Thirty Years of Battling Hot Viruses Around the World

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9780385485586: Virus Hunter: Thirty Years of Battling Hot Viruses Around the World

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The man who led the battle against Ebola in The Hot Zone teams up with the bestselling co-author of Mind Hunter to chronicle his extraordinary thirty-year career fighting deadly viruses. 

For three decades, Dr. C. J. Peters was on the front lines of our biological battle against “hot” viruses around the world. In the course of that career, he learned countless lessons about our interspecies turf wars with infectious agents. Called in to contain an outbreak of deadly hemorrhagic fever in Bolivia, he confronted the despair of trying to save a colleague who accidentally infected himself with an errant scalpel. Working in Level 4 labs on the Machupo and Ebola viruses, he saw time and again why expensive high-tech biohazard containment equipment is only as safe as the people who use it.
 
Because of new, emerging viruses, and the return of old, “vanquished” ones for which vaccines do not exist, there remains a very real danger of a new epidemic that could, without proper surveillance and early intervention, spread worldwide virtually overnight. And the possibility of foreign countries or terrorist groups using deadly airborne viruses—the poor man’s nuclear arsenal—looms larger than ever.
 
High-octane science writing at its best and most revealing, Virus Hunter is a thrilling first-person account of what it is like to be a warrior in the Hot Zone.

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Books such as Richard Preston's The Hot Zone thrust the deadly Ebola virus into the spotlight, but they can't match the first-person perspective of Virus Hunter. Author C. J. Peters is an ex-army colonel who has spent his professional life studying deadly pathogens in the lab and in the wild. He spins a drama- and adrenaline-filled true tale of virus hunters, which is gripping despite its occasional tendency to grow verbose and detour into personal history. Peters offers a look at crippling diseases not only through the eyes of a scientist, but also with the perspective of an insider in the defense establishment, painting a chilling picture of the potential of biological terrorism or outright warfare.

From the Publisher:

"Virus Hunter is a terrific book, at the top of my list. The adventure of a lifetime, it's the inside story of the hunt for threatening and emerging viruses, told with grace and clarity by a working scientist at the hot center of his field. C.J. Peters has had leadership roles in the army and now at the CDC, and he has much to tell that's never been told before."
--Richard Preston, author of The Hot Zone

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C. J. Peters, Mark Olshaker
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Descrizione libro Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc, United States, 1998. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. C. J. Peters has been on the front lines of our biological battle against hot viruses around the world for three decades. In the course of that career he has learned countless lessons about our interspecies turf wars with infectious agents: the terrifying symptoms and sometimes fatal diseases different virus families and strains cause, the importance of finding out how a virus is spread, as well as identifying the virus reservoir - the species of insect or animal where the virus hides. Called in to contain an outbreak of deadly hemorrhagic fever in Bolivia, he confronts the despair of trying to save a colleague who accidentally infects himself with an errant scalpel. Working in Level 4 labs on the Machupo and Ebola viruses, he shows time and again why expensive high-tech biohazard containment equipment is only as safe as the people who use it. From Central and South Africa to a deadly outbreak of a mystery virus in the American Southwest, from fieldwork in Egypt and the mountains of Kenya to immobilizing an army unit to stop a gut-wrenching outbreak of Ebola only miles from Washington, D.C., Virus Hunter takes us backstage in the inevitable clash between biology and human lives. Nor, Peters warns, despite the explosion of recent news on viruses, is the danger over. Because of new, emerging viruses, and the return of old, vanquished ones for which vaccines do not exist, there remains a very real danger of a new epidemic that could, without proper surveillance and early intervention, spread worldwide virtually overnight. And the possibility of foreign countries of terrorist groups using deadly airborne viruses that are easily obtained rather than unwieldy explosives looms larger thanever in the future. Codice libro della libreria AAS9780385485586

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Descrizione libro Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc, United States, 1998. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. C. J. Peters has been on the front lines of our biological battle against hot viruses around the world for three decades. In the course of that career he has learned countless lessons about our interspecies turf wars with infectious agents: the terrifying symptoms and sometimes fatal diseases different virus families and strains cause, the importance of finding out how a virus is spread, as well as identifying the virus reservoir - the species of insect or animal where the virus hides. Called in to contain an outbreak of deadly hemorrhagic fever in Bolivia, he confronts the despair of trying to save a colleague who accidentally infects himself with an errant scalpel. Working in Level 4 labs on the Machupo and Ebola viruses, he shows time and again why expensive high-tech biohazard containment equipment is only as safe as the people who use it. From Central and South Africa to a deadly outbreak of a mystery virus in the American Southwest, from fieldwork in Egypt and the mountains of Kenya to immobilizing an army unit to stop a gut-wrenching outbreak of Ebola only miles from Washington, D.C., Virus Hunter takes us backstage in the inevitable clash between biology and human lives. Nor, Peters warns, despite the explosion of recent news on viruses, is the danger over. Because of new, emerging viruses, and the return of old, vanquished ones for which vaccines do not exist, there remains a very real danger of a new epidemic that could, without proper surveillance and early intervention, spread worldwide virtually overnight. And the possibility of foreign countries of terrorist groups using deadly airborne viruses that are easily obtained rather than unwieldy explosives looms larger thanever in the future. Codice libro della libreria AAS9780385485586

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Descrizione libro Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc, United States, 1998. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. C. J. Peters has been on the front lines of our biological battle against hot viruses around the world for three decades. In the course of that career he has learned countless lessons about our interspecies turf wars with infectious agents: the terrifying symptoms and sometimes fatal diseases different virus families and strains cause, the importance of finding out how a virus is spread, as well as identifying the virus reservoir - the species of insect or animal where the virus hides. Called in to contain an outbreak of deadly hemorrhagic fever in Bolivia, he confronts the despair of trying to save a colleague who accidentally infects himself with an errant scalpel. Working in Level 4 labs on the Machupo and Ebola viruses, he shows time and again why expensive high-tech biohazard containment equipment is only as safe as the people who use it. From Central and South Africa to a deadly outbreak of a mystery virus in the American Southwest, from fieldwork in Egypt and the mountains of Kenya to immobilizing an army unit to stop a gut-wrenching outbreak of Ebola only miles from Washington, D.C., Virus Hunter takes us backstage in the inevitable clash between biology and human lives. Nor, Peters warns, despite the explosion of recent news on viruses, is the danger over. Because of new, emerging viruses, and the return of old, vanquished ones for which vaccines do not exist, there remains a very real danger of a new epidemic that could, without proper surveillance and early intervention, spread worldwide virtually overnight. And the possibility of foreign countries of terrorist groups using deadly airborne viruses that are easily obtained rather than unwieldy explosives looms larger thanever in the future. Codice libro della libreria BTE9780385485586

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