National Geographic Investigates

Outbreak: Science Seeks Safeguards for Global Health

By Charles Piddock
(National Geographic Children's Books, Hardcover, 9781426303579, 64pp.)

Publication Date: August 12, 2008

Other Editions of This Title: Library Binding

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Outbreaks provides a fascinating introduction to the fight against infectious diseases, including scientists who discovered various viruses and bacteria. The text outlines how we have learned to fight nature’s harmful strains and to use others to our advantage; it also provides the latest findings on bird flu and SARS, Ebola and AIDS, and highly resistant strains of tuberculosis. Outbreaks gives readers the experts’ view on an area of science which is vital to the future health of mankind.

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