We often hear people talking about viruses, or the emergence of a new virus and how they can affect us, and the kind of preventive measures we should take to protect us. It is very rare for people to discuss the occurrence of it, the history of the virus – Here is a list of 5 non-fiction books to know more about viruses.
5 Non-Fiction Books to Know More about Viruses:
Rabid – Bill Wasik and Monica Murphy
A gripping, vigorous account of a formidable and misapprehended virus that connects man and dog – this is a lethal virus known in science as rabies. It is a deadly disease that spreads ardently from animal to human beings. It can kill a hundred percent of its victims once the virus gets rooted in the brain. In this grave exploration, veterinarian Monica Murphy and journalist Bill Wasik graphed 4,000 years of the record, history, science, and cultural mythology based on rabies. From Greek mythology to zombie, from laboratory researches to present-day treatments, Rabid has it all – interesting and amusing to get a better hold of the oldest foes of mankind.
The Next Pandemic – Dr. Ali S. Khan
Throughout the ages of mankind and the history of the planet, the killers have been some deadly diseases like AIDS, the Black Death, and the Spanish Flu – these are a few names of viruses that have solely managed to kill millions. We as humans try to avoid and ignore our miseries and walk away from it like it’s another Tuesday. But when new threats like Ebola, Zika, or SARS seem to break out, we rely on our best experts to restrain it, doctors like Dr. Ali S. Khan. Khan has managed to find solutions to basic diseases and according to him rogue microbes will always remain a huge issue, but when it comes to microbes, it’s man’s doing. This book is a firsthand account of disasters such as bird flu, anthrax, and more, and what is possible for us to prevent it.
Virus – Marilyn J. Roossinck
When we hear of the virus, we think about infection or the fear of catching it but contrary to the popular belief not all viruses are harmful some are benevolent and beneficial for our health and the planet. This book provides a unique look at microbes that infect all living organisms – it provides colorful images and is an astonishing introduction to virology. Readers will get to know about viruses are named, how genes functions, how viruses communicate with the hosts, how the immune system deals with them, and how they travel from one host to another.
Pandemic – Sonia Shah
Over the last 50 years, over 300 infectious viruses have been freshly emerged or re-emerged in places where they have never been found. We are not aware of which pathogen will be the cause of the next pandemic, by disclosing facts about pathogens and how it works we can make a conjecture about the next possible outbreak. To disclose how a new pandemic might grow, the author tracks each phase of cholera’s dramatic journey, from its occurrence to its rapid dispersal. This book reveals the appearance of the next global contamination and what precautionary procedures we can take.
Animal Viruses and Humans, A Narrow Divide – Warren A. Andiman
In this book, Warren Andiman outlines the past of eight zoonotic viruses – MERS, Monkeypox, SARS, Swine Influenza, Rabies, Henipavirus, Hantavirus, and Ebola. He looks to the upcoming years, visualizing the effects on zoonoses of microenvironmental damage, climate change, globalization, and population shifts.
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