9781553652700-1553652703-The Chickens Fight Back: Pandemic Panics and Deadly Diseases That Jump from Animals to Humans

The Chickens Fight Back: Pandemic Panics and Deadly Diseases That Jump from Animals to Humans

ISBN-13: 9781553652700
ISBN-10: 1553652703
Edition: 1
Author: Waltner-Toews, David
Publication date: 2007
Publisher: Greystone Books
Format: Paperback 240 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781553652700
ISBN-10: 1553652703
Edition: 1
Author: Waltner-Toews, David
Publication date: 2007
Publisher: Greystone Books
Format: Paperback 240 pages

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Acknowledged authors Waltner-Toews, David wrote The Chickens Fight Back: Pandemic Panics and Deadly Diseases That Jump from Animals to Humans comprising 240 pages back in 2007. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1553652703 and 9781553652700. Since then The Chickens Fight Back: Pandemic Panics and Deadly Diseases That Jump from Animals to Humans textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Emerging diseases like mad cow, SARS, and avian flu are for the moment, at least far more prevalent in animals than in humans. Still, the knowledge that measles, TB, and smallpox were at one time emerging” diseases that eventually made a permanent, and quite deadly, jump to humans gives epidemiologists pause. This book examines the various groups of animal diseases, explains what attracts them to the human population from food to sex to living conditions and offers suggestions for keeping them at bay. It also points out that diseases must be looked at from an ecological, cultural, and economic point of view as well as from a biological standpoint. Cooking meat till its well done and slathering on insect repellent for a hike in the woods are effective preventative measures, but as the author notes, it’s more important to fundamentally rethink humankind’s place in the world.

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