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Deadly Feasts: Tracking the Secrets of a Terrifying New Plague - Richard Rhodes
Deadly Feasts: Tracking the Secrets of a Terrifying New Plague
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In this brilliant and gripping medical detective story. Richard Rhodes follows virus hunters on three continents as they track the emergence of a deadly new brain disease that first kills cannibals in New Guinea, then cattle and young people in Britain and France -- and that has already been... show more
In this brilliant and gripping medical detective story. Richard Rhodes follows virus hunters on three continents as they track the emergence of a deadly new brain disease that first kills cannibals in New Guinea, then cattle and young people in Britain and France -- and that has already been traced to food animals in the United States. In a new Afterword for the paperback, Rhodes reports the latest U.S. and worldwide developments of a burgeoning global threat.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780684844251 (0684844257)
ASIN: 684844257
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
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Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
4.0
Will the suggested 2012 epidemic happen? - it's not so long before we find out now is it.This was at times a grisly read, what can you expect in a book about prions infecting the brain and the investigations that surrounded the strange illness. I felt that the author didn't need quite so much explan...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
Rhodes tracks the entire history of TSEs (transmissable spongiform encephalopathies) through the researchers who studied and solved many of their puzzles. The outcome is accessible science, a clever mystery, international muckraking, and a warning. Everyone now knows of the political decisions which...
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