[E–pub Free] (Deadly Outbreaks)
H borough in NYC the patients were from Information like this was far less interesting than the main story and slowed the pace f the whole bookThe science was the ther big problem In some cases many scientific details were thrown in that even as someone in science I didn t find interesting the size f a particular gene for example Often these asides weren t explained well enough that someone without a science background would get anything
out f them These bits were really asides so if you have no science background you could easily read this book of them These bits were really asides so if you have no science background you could easily read this book skip them without being confused They didn t however serve a useful purpose Although I ve spent a while n the bad bits I don t mean to suggest this wasn t an enjoyable read The stories were so interesting they basically speak for themselves so if you have an interest in medical mysteries this is a book I d recommend This review first published n Doing Dewey A fascinating insight into how epidemiologists solve medical mysteries The case studies were interesting and very informative
THE SCIENTIFIC METHODS USED WERE DESCRIBEDscientific methods used were described clearly However I didn t like how the author kept dropping tidbits about the doctors and patients every now and then when reading a book like this I like facts f how the answer solution was derived everything else just distracts from the case being presented I remember reading news stories about half f these utbreaks so it s interesting to read about the work f epidemiologists At times it got a little technical for me but even if I nly got 85% f the content that s still 85% information than I had before reading this book Ch 1 Dead Crows Falling from THE SKY DESCRIBES HOW IN 1999 TEAMS OF MEDICAL Sky describes how in 1999 teams f medical worked separately Gardening with Shape, Line and Texture: A Plant Design Sourcebook on a spikef mysterious deaths in the boroughs f NYC In ueens a number f Livin' de Life older adults who had spent significant timeutdoors died The Amazing Dreams of Andrew Latter of encephalitis etc And a large numberf birds were dying Finally the two teams worked together to determine it was an Culture is the Body: The Theatre Writings of Tadashi Suzuki outbreakf West Nile virusCh 2 The McConnon Strain reviews cases Cognitive Science: An Introduction to the Study of Mind of malaria in Cambodia in the 1970s and the decisionf the US government about who could be moved to the Philippines and then to the US Scientists did a lot The Legend of Joaquin Murrieta of analysis and did not see a pattern in who got infected until they asked locals who reported that men were running contraband at night in the jungles which explained the spike Ch 3 Sorrow and Statistics explains in great detail how data from a pediatric unit in Toronto was analyzed in an attempt to determine if there was a pattern behind higher than normal statistics for infant deaths between midnight and 6 am pointing to a malevolent staff member as the most probably variable Ch 4 Obsessionr Inspiration describes the work behind identifying the 1976 Legionaire s disease utbreak in Philly After many scientists reaching a dead end a lone scientist who had a seemingly unrelated skill set ended up identifying the bacteria The moral to this story is that pools f scientists should be diverse Ch 5 Dangerous Desserts In 1994 Schwan had an utbreak f salmonella poisoning that was tied to their ice cream Further work by epidemiologists identified hot batches that were connected to ice cream mix transported in food trucks that previously had held an egg mix that did not get adeuately scoured ut The lesson here was to have super tight control ver all links in the supply chain Schwan ended up buying higher uality transport trucks f their wn instead Dicmatized 2: Bitter Sweet Revenge of subcontracting that step Ch 6 The Red Mist in 2007 a clusterf employees in a MN meat processing plant pork were exhibiting peripheral neurological problems A team Martian Science Fiction: Scifi Novellas Set on Mars of epidemiologists from Mayobserved the assembly line and their hypothesis was that an aerosol blasting tool for removing brains from the pigs was causing an aerosol spread The Witches Ball of the catalyst They asked the factory managers to immediately stop using that tool This stopped the spread but it took time to back up their hunch with data Ch 7 A Normal Spring in 1993 there was an uptickf deaths which led to an investigation It took some time but fina. S Saving Charmaine: A Heaton Family Friends Series Book of a special groupf intrepid individuals who investigate these utbreaks around the world and figure ut how to stop them Part homicide detective part physician these medical investigators must view the problem from every angle exhausting every possible source f contamination Any data gathered in the field must be stripped f human sorrows and carefully analyzed into hard statisticsAuthor Dr Alexandra Levitt is an expert The Deadline on emerging diseases andther public health threats. I have always really enjoyed medical books and this is a pretty good ne I found it refreshing that Dr Levitt did such a good job showcasing the scientists that worked so hard to improve public health It was nice to see these people get some credit for their work Also it was very interesting to see some f the less exotic cases Ready to Restore: The Layman's Guide to Christian Counseling of diseaseutbreaks in America it really drives home the point that many Ready to Restore of theseutbreaks are caused by modern human intervention n the environment Overall though the style writing is a little clunky but that is the be expected Alexandra Levitt is a doctor not a writer In addition to this book I would recommend David uammen s Spillover David uammen is a great medical writer and fans f this book should check his Shieldmaiden Book 1: Quest for the Jewel out as well Excellent read and provides important information as to whatur public health Traficada: Diário de uma Escrava Sexual (Portuguese Edition) officials deal with investigate and eliminate threats to usn a regular basis Yes there are scientific terms but it is very readable and you do not need to be a scientist to enjoy and learn from this book If nothing else provides meaningful context to the current pandemic affecting Encounter at Buff Ledge: A UFO Case History our world We should celebrateur public health Carte touristique : Corse Sud : Ajaccio - Bonifacio officials ScienceThrillerscom review Dr Alexandra Levitt narrates the true storiesf seven medical mysteries solved by field epidemiologists investigators for the CDC s Epidemic Intelligence Service These stories demonstrate the importance danger and excitement f public health efforts to understand infectious disease utbreaks and The Bricklayer other disease clusters Levitt unashamedly admits thatne goal f this book is to inspire young people to consider careers in public healthOn that count Deadly Outbreaks succeeds Put this book in the hands f a high schooler
WHO ALREADY IS THINKING ABOUT Aalready is thinking about a career and you might make a convertPersonally I love this stuff Several Vinny: Victory Over Drugs, Death, and Degradation of these stories I d heard before the Sin Nombre virus Legionnaire s Disease but I was delighted to read in detail about the scientistphysiciandetectives who actually weren the ground in the center The Occult Detector (The Semi Dual Stories Book 1) of theseutbreaks trying to assemble the knowledge needed to stop the deaths Most f the tales were new to me and carried a lot f emotional impact Babies dying in a Canadian hospital Laborers paralyzed by work in a pig slaughterhouseThis is a fascinating book easy to read in Pioneer Jews: A New Life in the Far West one chapter pieces perfect for the bedside table It s competently written but it lacks the narrative geniusf a Malcolm Gladwell Eating Thin for Life: Food Secrets Recipes from People Who Have Lost Weight Kept It Off or Mary Roach popular science book It also has a fair amountf real science in it Thus I recommend this book for people who like science especially microbiology but it might not appeal to readers who do not have a pre existing interest in the subject matter
As the subtitle suggests Deadly Outbreaks is all about medical mysteries For suspiciousthe subtitle suggests Deadly Outbreaks is all about medical mysteries For suspicious where multiple patients die r fall ill and the reason is unknown epidemiologists are ften called in to help determine the cause Some We, the People of these investigations are retrospective but many reuire clever deduction to take place uickly inrder to prevent people from becoming sickThe true stories included in Deadly Outbreaks were all interesting and all very different Although the first story gave away the ending too early all Single of thethers had me reading uickly to find ut what happened next I am extremely interested in the intersection f biology and math so the clever way epidemiologists used the data to solve problems and save lives made this my kind f book However some flaws in the writing kept this from being the riveting narrative non fiction story it had the potential to beTwo things in particular struck me as ff about the writing but I did have an ARC so it s possible these will be fixed before the book goes to print In my copy the tone f the book was very clinical When we learned about the people involved in each case the sections introducing them made me feel like someone was reading a resume at me A few personal details were thrown in but even these just felt factual There were also too many details For instance the first case wrap up includes a listing f whic. Despite advances in health care infectious microbes continue to be a formidable adversary to scientists and doctors Vaccines and antibiotics the mainstays f modern medicine have not been able to conuer infectious microbes because f their amazing ability to adapt evolve and spread to new places Terrorism aside Showa, 1939-1944: A History of Japan onef the greatest dangers from infectious disease we face today is from a massive The Book Of The Superiority Of Dogs Over Many Of Those Who Wear Clothes outbreakf drug resistant microbes Deadly Outbreaks recounts the scientific adventure. Lly hantavirus was the conclusion I have a friend living in the TX panhandle whose young daughter died f during this utbreak It took a while because this Rescuing a Werewolf outbreak involved symptoms that were atypical When there are conditions favorable for increased breedingf mice mild winter wet spring creating food for the mice then hantavirus increases Those who work in the soil clean Making Women Pay out barnsr live in mice infested dwellings are at higher risk There is an Afterwards speculating about future GloomCookie outbreaks And a chapter that provides an update for the scientists who workedn the cases discussed in the books There was nly ne woman prominently featured but I think after COVID 19 we will be getting young people including women entering the field Seven chapters Seven disease investigations by public health services Seven lessons learned1 Dead Crows Falling From the Sky Lesson Human health care working with veterinary health care to find answers2 The McConnon Strain Lesson The Importance The Jesuit of talking to the locals at anutbreak to find information3 Sorrow Statistics Lesson The importance With Bound Hands of data4 Obsessionr Inspiration Lesson Investigation is a combination Rim of the Pit of sooo many things In this case data collection correlations elimination factors control studies with non sick locals andther illnesses sample collections A huge puzzle and the inspiration You Can Beat the Odds one person can have that finds the missing piece5 Dangerous Desserts Lesson When it comes to food ALL the production elements need to be accounted for from beginning to end product Also the importancef publishing findings so thers can learn from the Case6 The Red Mist The Red Mist Always new forms f dispersal Stripes of All Types of an infectious agent7 A Normal Spring Lesson Old World Diseases keep reappearing in new forms in new locations across the globeI found the book interesting to read fullf brilliant people committed to making a difference Explores the medical mysteries behind identifying the avian flu Legionnaire s Disease the hantavirus in New Mexico and several ther some still unsolved disease utbreaks Sort f like Bones and CSI in real life It s scary how many brilliant people in differing fields need to work together to discover some f the causalities Interesting book but I would have liked science and victim stories and less background Baltimore Catechism No. 2 on the scientists There are chapters in this book that read like exciting detective stories numerous victimsf an unknown serial killer confusing clues in unexpected places a giant jigsaw puzzle to sort through determined investigators Thrilling stuff However Chapter 6 The Red Mist is Mic manual de campanie electorală onef the most disgusting tales I have ever read It follows a search through processing plants for pork products Enough said Although this book deals with a subject which I find endlessly fascinating I must conclude it was a disappointment The writing is uninspired and sloppy Perhaps the author would have benefited from a co author with varied and interesting prose style The Big Book of Maker Skills: Tools Techniques for Building Great Tech Projects or at least a keen eyed editor One glaring mess that standut in my mind is when a patient with Hanta virus is described as going into cardiac arrest and shock Pretty sure that should be the ther way around which I assume the author knows Unfortunately careless errors like that make it
Hard To Lend Much CredenceIf You Doto lend much credenceIf you do this book for the love f god skip the audio version Narrated by Julie McKay it is delivered like an instruction manual for assembling furniture She spells One Life, One Incarnation: Beautiful Bones out abbreviations and acronyms constantly U S A M R I I D insteadf utilizing common pronunciations Her pronunciation Just Joking of medical terminology leaves a lot to be desired These things may sound nit picky but anyone who reads a lotf audiobooks knows that a narrator can make r break a bookThere are many interesting books n epidemiology this is just not Times of Trouble (A Time Travel Anthology) onef them Beating Back the Devil by Maryn McKenna is a much better book dealing with EIS and Spillover by David uammen is a really engaging read dealing specifically with diseases that cross BENAAMI over from animal reservoirs I would recommend bothf those a hundred times ver Deadly Outbreaks. Here she shares insider accounts she’s collected that go behind the alarming headlines we’ve seen in the media mysterious food poisonings unexplained deaths at a children’s hospital a strange neurologic disease afflicting slaughterhouse workers flocks f birds dropping dead ut f the sky and drug resistant malaria running rampant in a refugee camp Meet the resourceful investigators doctors veterinarians and research scientists and discover the truth behind these cases and. .