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Author Pennington, T. H. (Thomas Hugh), author

Title Have bacteria won? / Hugh Pennington
Published Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity Press, 2016
©2016
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Description 1 online resource (v, 146 pages)
Series New human frontiers series
New human frontiers series.
Contents Series page; Title page; Copyright page; Introduction; One: Why Are We So Worried About Bacteria?; BSE/CJD; Necrotizing fasciitis; Typhoid in Aberdeen; Leprosy, Ebola and MRSA; Clostridium difficile, Alexandria; Two: Victories; Smallpox; Diphtheria and syphilis; Gas and water socialism, pasteurization; Diet; Surprises; Three: The Advance of the Mutants, and Other Novelties; E. coli; Salmonella; Mutant chickens and Campylobacter; Antibiotic resistance; Bats and rabies, SARS and Ebola; Four: How Our Actions Help Bacteria to Win Some Battles; Anthrax
Legionnaires' disease: A very modern conditionLearning lessons; Five: Politics; Influenza: The slippery disease; Cholera; Sexually transmitted diseases: HIV; Foot and mouth disease: A very political pathogen; Syphilis: American exceptionalism, again; Eradication endgames; Conclusion; References; Index; End User License Agreement
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 134-140) and index
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Subject Bacteria.
Communicable diseases -- Prevention.
Communicable diseases -- Treatment.
Epidemics -- History.
Viruses.
World health.
Bacteria.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0745690831 (electronic bk.)
9780745690834 (electronic bk.)