Whether a virus is unintentionally released via our modern transportation system, or deliberately by terrorists, even a small scale biological event could have a profound effect on our society.

Author: Alan P. Zelicoff

Publisher: Amacom Books

ISBN: 0814428835

Category: Bioterrorism

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Whether a virus is unintentionally released via our modern transportation system, or deliberately by terrorists, even a small scale biological event could have a profound effect on our society. Yet our current public health system is completely unprepared to detect and respond quickly enough to avert a disease related crisis.
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Biological Agents

ARE WE READY FOR THE NEXT PLAGUE ? Microbe : Are We Ready for the Next Plague ? by Alan Zelicoff and Michael Bellomo is a comprehensive , yet succinct , account of the threat to public health posed by microbial pathogens .

Author: Shiv Kant Prasad

Publisher: Discovery Publishing House

ISBN: 8183563813

Category: Biological agents

Page: 278

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Emerging Infectious Diseases

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ISBN: MINN:30000010747057

Category: Communicable diseases


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Monitoring the Health of Populations by Tracking Disease Outbreaks

Microbe: Are We Ready for the Next Plague?. AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn, p. 106. 13Ibid. p. 108. 14Ibid. pp. 97-108. 15The appropriate statistical method for testing whether the variables are independent is the Fisher's exact test.

Author: Steven E Rigdon

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351725026

Category: Mathematics

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With COVID-19 sweeping across the globe with near impunity, it is thwarting governments and health organizations efforts to contain it. Not since the 1918 Spanish Flu have citizens of developed countries experienced such a large-scale disease outbreak that is having devastating health and economic impacts. One reason such outbreaks are not more common has been the success of the public health community, including epidemiologists and biostatisticians, in identifying and then mitigating or eliminating the outbreaks. Monitoring the Health of Populations by Tracking Disease Outbreaks: Saving Humanity from the Next Plague is the story of the application of statistics for disease detection and tracking. The work of public health officials often crucially depends on statistical methods to help discern whether an outbreak may be occurring and, if there is sufficient evidence of an outbreak, then to locate and track it. Statisticians also help collect critical information, and they analyze the resulting data to help investigators zero in on a cause for a disease. With the recent outbreaks of diseases such as swine and bird flu, Ebola, and now COVID-19, the role that epidemiologists and biostatisticians play is more important than ever. Features: · Discusses the crucial roles of statistics in early disease detection. · Outlines the concepts and methods of disease surveillance. · Covers surveillance techniques for communicable diseases like Zika and chronic diseases such as cancer. · Gives real world examples of disease investigations including smallpox, syphilis, anthrax, yellow fever, and microcephaly (and its relationship to the Zika virus). Via the process of identifying an outbreak, finding its cause, and developing a plan to prevent its reoccurrence, this book tells the story of how medical and public health professionals use statistics to help mitigate the effects of disease. This book will help readers understand how statisticians and epidemiologists help combat the spread of such diseases in order to improve public health across the world.
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The Prepper Next Door

For those who want to learn more about Hantavirus, a somewhat academic (but readable) book is Microbe: Are We Ready For The Next Plague? by Alan Zelicoff and Michael Bellomo. Because of the extreme lethality of this virus, ...

Author: Charlie Palmer

Publisher: HCM Publishing

ISBN: 9780967162492

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

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A book for practical preppers (those planning for emergencies or disasters). Discusses food storage, water purification and collection, sanitation, first-aid, bug-out bags, bug-out vehicles, home and self-defense, firearms and shooting, providing lights and utilities, and aspects of home construction. -- AUTHOR BIO Charlie Palmer became a prepper back in the early 1980s when he first read The Survivor newsletter. Today he recommends people make modest preparations for natural disasters and other emergencies. His interests include do-it-yourself repairs, shooting, welding, machining, and outdoor survivial.
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Phase Six

... Frank Ryan, M.D.'s Virus X: Tracking the New Killer Plagues; Alan P. Zelicoff, M.D., and Michael Bellomo's Microbe: Are We Ready for the Next Plague?; Disaster Epidemiology: Methods and Applications, Jennifer A. Horney, ed.; ...

Author: Jim Shepard

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781529415100

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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"Jim Shepard is a fiction writer of peculiar but tantalizing gifts." The New York Times In a tiny settlement on the west coast of Greenland, 11-year-old Aleq and his best friend, frequent trespassers at a mining site exposed to mountains of long-buried and thawing permafrost, carry what they pick up back into their village, and from there Shepard's harrowing and deeply moving story follows Aleq, one of the few survivors of the initial outbreak, through his identification and radical isolation as the likely index patient. While he shoulders both a crushing guilt for what he may have done and the hopes of a world looking for answers, we also meet two Epidemic Intelligence Service investigators dispatched from the CDC--Jeannine, an epidemiologist and daughter of Algerian immigrants, and Danice, an MD and lab wonk. As they attempt to head off the cataclysm, Jeannine--moving from the Greenland hospital overwhelmed with the first patients to a Level 4 high-security facility in the Rocky Mountains--does what she can to sustain Aleq. Both a chamber piece of multiple intimate perspectives and a more omniscient glimpse into the megastructures (political, cultural, and biological) that inform such a disaster, the novel reminds us of the crucial bonds that form in the midst of catastrophe, as a child and several hyper-educated adults learn what it means to provide adequate support for those they love. In the process, they celebrate the precious worlds they might lose, and help to shape others that may survive.
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Understanding Viruses Second Edition

Microbe: Are we ready for the next plague? New York: Amacom Books. Video Productions Biotechnology and Your Health: Pharmaceutical Applications. 2009. Films for the Humanities. The Invisible Enemy: Weapanized Smallpox. 2008.

Author: Teri Shors, PhD

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 9781449675882



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Understanding Viruses

... New York: Grove Press. Williams, G. 2010. Angel ofdeath: The story ofsmallpox. United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillion. Zelicoff, A. P., and Bellomo, M. 2005. Microbe: Are we ready for the next plague? New York: Amacom Books.

Author: Teri Shors

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 9780763785536

Category: Science

Page: 704

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The Second Edition of Understanding Viruses provides a balanced approach to this fascinating discipline, combining the molecular, clinical, and historical aspects of virology. Updated throughout to keep pace with this fast-paced field, the text provides a strong, comprehensive introduction to human viral diseases. New material on molecular virology as well as new virus families presented coupled with chapters on viral diseases of animals; the history of clinical trials, gene therapy, and xenotransplantation; prions and viroids; plant viruses; and bacteriophages add to the scope of the text. Chapters discussing specific viral diseases weave in an epidemiological and global perspective and include treatment and prevention information. Contemporary case studies, Refresher Boxes, and Virus Files engage students in the learning process. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.
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Taming the Next Set of Strategic Weapons Threats

... and articles in these subjects , and is a frequent contributor to Op - Ed pages in the Washington Post and other newspapers . Dr. Zelicoff's latest book is Microbe : Are We Ready for the Next Plague ? ( New York : AMACOM , 2005 ) .

Author: Henry D. Sokolski


ISBN: IND:30000139802080

Category: National security

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Missile defense and unmanned air vehicle related technologies, are proliferating for a variety of perfectly defensive and peaceful civilian applications. This same know-how can be used to defeat U.S. and allied air and missile defenses in new ways that are far more stressful than the existing set of ballistic missile threats. Unfortunately, the Missile Technology Control Regime is not yet optimized to cope with these challenges. Nuclear technologies have become much more difficult to control since new centrifuge uranium enrichment facilities and relatively small fuel reprocessing plants can now be built and hidden much more readily than nuclear fuel-making plants that were operating when the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and the bulk of International Atomic Energy Agency inspections procedures were first devised 30 or more years ago. This volume is designed to highlight what might happen if these emerging threats go unattended and how best to mitigate them.
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Disinfection and Decontamination

Zelicoff and Bellomo have covered different outbreaks and their origins in their book, Microbe: Are We Ready for the Next Plague? [9] They have pointed out that while the United States is a world leader in science and medicine, ...

Author: Gurusamy Manivannan

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420008455

Category: Medical

Page: 512

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In the battle between humans and microbes, knowledge may be not only the best weapon but also the best defense. Pulling contributions from 34 experts into a unified presentation, Disinfection and Decontamination: Principles, Applications, and Related Issues provides coverage that is both sophisticated and practical. The book reviews the fundamentals, explores the interdisciplinary nature of the science, and includes discussions of regulatory and legal issues. While the chapters present in depth coverage of infections in hospitals, they also widen their scope to include laboratories outside the healthcare environment. Based on practical experience, the volume examines recent advances in the research, development, and applications for disinfection and decontamination in many different settings. The chapters address, and supply insight into, the issues found with infectious disease, devices and new materials for implantation, principles, mechanisms, testing methods and strategies, and various applications. They also cover current research and best practice for ways to reduce infection caused by devices. The book’s emphasis on new technologies highlights the need for safer biocides and microbiological concerns in the manufacturing environment. The broad focus combined with the global, interdisciplinary panel of authors gives you a snapshot of disease transmission, perspectives on infectious challenges and solutions in a global perspective, and an understanding of global governance. The book offers in depth information on specific topics and an understanding of the fundamentals, giving you a starting point and precise information for resolving problems.
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