Pandemics - Mary Alexander
Swine fever (H1N1) is spreading fast around the globe whilst the avian flu virus (H5N1) has also been found in the UK. Pocket Issue gives you the low down on the big questions: What is a pandemic? What is a cytokine storm and why is it so deadly? Following swine fever is an even deadlier bird flu pandemic now a real possibility?And in the event of a serious outbreak who gets the drugs and where? How prepared are we to manage any crisis and should global governments be doing more to find a solution? Pocket Issue, Pandemics lifts the mask to ask if there is real cause for concern.
"It's packed with useful stats about flu viruses and other nasties past and present."
Katie Law, The Evening Standard
Mary Alexander is the author of Calling the Shots, a look at childhood vaccination, of Pocket Issue, Food and Pocket Issue, Fat. She is ghost author of the memoir, Call Me Elizabeth.
Paperback: 96 pages
Published: April 2008