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Patient Zero

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Engrossing true stories of the pioneers of epidemiology who risked their lives to find the source of deadly diseases.Throughout history, more people have died in disease epidemics than in wars or other disasters. The courageous, trail-blazing defenders against these diseases faced a terrifying personal gamble. Often they were ignored, laughed at, or even fired from their jobs. But they kept hunting for answers, putting the pieces of the epidemic puzzle together.As they looked for clues to the origin of a disease, scientists searched for the unknown "patient zero"—the first person to have contracted it. In nineteenth-century London, Dr. John Snow's mapping of an epidemic found that patient zero was a six-month-old baby, whose cholera-laden diarrhea had contaminated the water of a local pump. It led to the death of 10,000 inhabitants exposed to the dirty water.Patient Zero brilliantly brings to life the main characters and events to tell the gripping tale of how each of seven diseases spread.

  • The Great Plague, 1665
  • The Soho Outbreak,1854
  • Yellow Fever in Cuba, 1900
  • Typhoid in New York City, 1906
  • Spanish Influenza, 1918-1919
  • Ebola in Zaire, 1976
  • AIDS in the U.S., 1980.The result is spine-chilling as Peters follows the scientists who solved the intricate mystery of the killer epidemics. Patient Zero reminds us that millions of people owe their lives to the work of these pioneer epidemiologists, work that continues to this day.Reviews:"The book reads like a thriller, with gripping accounts of how these diseases affected people."—School Library Journal, 08/14" ... the mysterious nature of unexplained epidemics is perfectly captured ..."—Kirkus Reviews,08/20/14

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    Publisher: Annick Press Ltd

    Kindle Book

    • Release date: June 15, 2017

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    • ISBN: 9781554516803
    • File size: 7265 KB
    • Release date: June 15, 2017

    EPUB ebook

    • ISBN: 9781554516803
    • File size: 11258 KB
    • Release date: June 15, 2017

    PDF ebook

    • ISBN: 9781554516735
    • File size: 11045 KB
    • Release date: June 15, 2017

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    Languages

    English

    Levels

    Lexile® Measure:1120
    Text Difficulty:7-9

    Engrossing true stories of the pioneers of epidemiology who risked their lives to find the source of deadly diseases.Throughout history, more people have died in disease epidemics than in wars or other disasters. The courageous, trail-blazing defenders against these diseases faced a terrifying personal gamble. Often they were ignored, laughed at, or even fired from their jobs. But they kept hunting for answers, putting the pieces of the epidemic puzzle together.As they looked for clues to the origin of a disease, scientists searched for the unknown "patient zero"—the first person to have contracted it. In nineteenth-century London, Dr. John Snow's mapping of an epidemic found that patient zero was a six-month-old baby, whose cholera-laden diarrhea had contaminated the water of a local pump. It led to the death of 10,000 inhabitants exposed to the dirty water.Patient Zero brilliantly brings to life the main characters and events to tell the gripping tale of how each of seven diseases spread.

  • The Great Plague, 1665
  • The Soho Outbreak,1854
  • Yellow Fever in Cuba, 1900
  • Typhoid in New York City, 1906
  • Spanish Influenza, 1918-1919
  • Ebola in Zaire, 1976
  • AIDS in the U.S., 1980.The result is spine-chilling as Peters follows the scientists who solved the intricate mystery of the killer epidemics. Patient Zero reminds us that millions of people owe their lives to the work of these pioneer epidemiologists, work that continues to this day.Reviews:"The book reads like a thriller, with gripping accounts of how these diseases affected people."—School Library Journal, 08/14" ... the mysterious nature of unexplained epidemics is perfectly captured ..."—Kirkus Reviews,08/20/14

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    • Details

      Publisher:
      Annick Press Ltd

      Kindle Book
      Release date: June 15, 2017

      OverDrive Read
      ISBN: 9781554516803
      File size: 7265 KB
      Release date: June 15, 2017

      EPUB ebook
      ISBN: 9781554516803
      File size: 11258 KB
      Release date: June 15, 2017

      PDF ebook
      ISBN: 9781554516735
      File size: 11045 KB
      Release date: June 15, 2017

    • Creators
    • Formats
      Kindle Book
      OverDrive Read
      EPUB ebook
      PDF ebook
    • Languages
      English
    • Levels
      Lexile® Measure: 1120
      Text Difficulty: 7-9