Modern Epidemics

£14.99

COVID-19 has made us all aware of the fact that we live in a world full of invisible enemies. Normally, we don’t even realise they’re there, but from time to time one of these microscopic creatures becomes powerful enough to turn everything upside down. A specialist in the cellular biology of diseases, Salvador Macip explains, in a language everyone can understand, what it means to share the planet with millions of microbes – some wonderful allies, others terrible foes. He provides a concise account of epidemics that changed history, and focuses on the great modern plagues that are still causing millions of deaths every year, from influenza, TB and malaria to COVID-19. Macip also examines the methods we have used – from vaccines to improved sanitation and social distancing – to try to control these invisible enemies.

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