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In a non-fiction narrative that reads like a medical thriller, Richard Rhodes follows virus hunters on three continents as they track the emergence of a deadly new brain disease that first kills cannibals in New Guinea, then cattle and young people in Britain and France -- and that has already been traced to food animals in the United States. A new Afterword assesses what needs to be done to prevent a fatal epidemic."An Upton Sinclair-ish look inside the modern meat industry....Rhodes tells this medical detective story beautifully". -- John Schwartz, The Washington Post
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259 pages. Book and Jacket are both in Very good condition throughout. Tracking The Secrets Of A Terrifying Plague.Review:
Fans of The Hot Zone will find Deadly Feasts irresistible. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes delivers a gripping account of a disease and its discovery. If you thought the Ebola virus was bad news, check out transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs). Always fatal, they can lurk in a body for years before emerging to claim their victims by turning their brains to slush. At least Ebola sickens quickly and occasionally spares a life. Rhodes exaggerates when he calls this a "new plague" in his subtitle, but TSEs are to blame for the real-world disaster of mad cow disease in Britain. And they do pose a genuine threat to human life.
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Book Description Simon & Schuster, 1997. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0684823608
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Book Description Simon and Schuster, New York, 1997. Hard Cover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition, First Impression. The truth behind the BSE crisis Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 2117
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