Deadly Invaders by Denise Grady audiobook

Deadly Invaders: Virus Outbreaks Around the World

By Denise Grady
Read by Susan Bennett

Recorded Books, Inc.
3.03 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781470354961

An epidemic strikes the United States, plunging the country into chaos. New York Times medical reporter Denise Grady uses this terrifying scenario, taken from the pages of a U.S. government report on the potential outcome of a pandemic, as the starting point for a journey into the gripping world of emerging diseases. In search of a better understanding of these often deadly diseases, Grady heads to Angola, the site of the 2005 Marburg virus epidemic, a disease closely related to Ebola. On the ground, and sometimes frighteningly close to victims of the disease, Denise explores the realities of health care in the developing world, and its potential effects on our own welfare. With supplemental sidebars that explain key scientific and social issues and in-depth chapters on the origins and spread of Marburg, avian flu, HIV, SARS, West Nile virus, hantavirus, and monkeypox, this is a fascinating look at the health dangers we face in a global society.

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Summary

Summary

An epidemic strikes the United States, plunging the country into chaos. New York Times medical reporter Denise Grady uses this terrifying scenario, taken from the pages of a U.S. government report on the potential outcome of a pandemic, as the starting point for a journey into the gripping world of emerging diseases. In search of a better understanding of these often deadly diseases, Grady heads to Angola, the site of the 2005 Marburg virus epidemic, a disease closely related to Ebola. On the ground, and sometimes frighteningly close to victims of the disease, Denise explores the realities of health care in the developing world, and its potential effects on our own welfare. With supplemental sidebars that explain key scientific and social issues and in-depth chapters on the origins and spread of Marburg, avian flu, HIV, SARS, West Nile virus, hantavirus, and monkeypox, this is a fascinating look at the health dangers we face in a global society.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Readable and riveting…A fast-paced, timely, and important book.” School Library Journal (starred review)
“Many teens will find this compelling reading…This is a useful and quite readable source of information on viral diseases that have made headlines.” Booklist
“A wake-up call to the world that viral epidemics can occur anywhere.” VOYA
“Will leave readers profoundly affected by not only the dangers of these often unpredictable potential pandemics, but by the complex challenges facing medical professionals.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Denise Grady

Author Bio: Denise Grady

Denise Grady was born in New York City and received a BS in biology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and an MA in English from the University of New Hampshire. She has written more than five hundred stories about medicine and biology for the New York Times, and has edited books on women’s health and alternative medicine. She is married, has two sons, and lives in Irvington, NY.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Health & Fitness
Runtime: 3.03
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English