Gone Viral: The Germs that Share Our Lives

Gone Viral: The Germs that Share Our Lives

Frank Bowden

Language: English

Pages: 240

ISBN: 1742232736

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Featuring 15 infectious diseases—eight bacteria, six viruses, and a parasite—and one friendly fungus, this book explores significant medical themes and highlights the effect micro-organisms have on modern life. Hilarious, informative, yet deeply moving, it discusses each disease while weaving true stories of patients and their families and the difficulties doctors face. Touching upon the swine flu, golden staph, SARS, hepatitis, and HIV, this account teaches crucial lessons about public health and the human experience of disease.













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