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Influenza : the hundred-year hunt to cure the deadliest disease in history / by Brown, Jeremy,1964-;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-239) and index."On the 100th anniversary of the devastating pandemic of 1918, Jeremy Brown, a veteran ER doctor, explores the troubling, terrifying, and complex history of the flu virus, from the origins of the Great Flu that killed millions, to vexing questions such as: are we prepared for the next epidemic, should you get a flu shot, and how close are we to finding a cure? While influenza is now often thought of as a common and mild disease, it still kills over 30,000 people in the US each year. Dr. Jeremy Brown, currently Director of Emergency Care Research at the National Institutes of Health, expounds on the flu's deadly past to solve the mysteries that could protect us from the next outbreak. In Influenza, he talks with leading epidemiologists, policy makers, and the researcher who first sequenced the genetic building blocks of the original 1918 virus to offer both a comprehensive history and a roadmap for understanding what's to come. Dr. Brown digs into the discovery and resurrection of the flu virus in the frozen victims of the 1918 epidemic, as well as the bizarre remedies that once treated the disease, such as whiskey and blood-letting. Influenza also breaks down the current dialogue surrounding the disease, explaining the controversy over vaccinations, antiviral drugs like Tamiflu, and the federal government's role in preparing for pandemic outbreaks. Though 100 years of advancement in medical research and technology have passed since the 1918 disaster, Dr. Brown warns that many of the most vital questions about the flu virus continue to confound even the leading experts. Influenza is an enlightening and unnerving look at a shapeshifting deadly virus that has been around long before people--and warns us that it may be many more years before we are able to conquer it for good"--"On the 100th anniversary of the devastating pandemic of 1918, Jeremy Brown, a veteran ER doctor, explores the troubling, terrifying, and complex history of the flu virus, from the origins of the Great Flu that killed millions, to vexing questions such as: are we prepared for the next epidemic, should you get a flu shot, and how close are we to finding a cure?"--Enemas, bloodletting, and whiskey: Treating the flu -- The jolly rant: A history of the virus -- "Something fierce": the Spanish flu of 1918 -- "Am I gonna die?": Round two, and three, and four... -- Resurrecting the flu -- Data, intuition, and other weapons of war -- Your evening flu forecast -- The fault in our stockpiles: Tamiflu and the cure that wasn't there -- The hunt for a flu vaccine -- The business of flu.
Subjects: Influenza; Influenza; Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919.; Influenza, Human.; Influenza Pandemic, 1918-1919.;
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What you need to know about the flu / by Devlin, Roni K.,1968-author.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Chapter 1: What Is Influenza? -- Chapter 2: The History of Influenza -- Chapter 3: Causes and Risk Factors -- Chapter 4: Signs and Symptoms -- Chapter 5: Diagnosis, Management, and Treatment -- Chapter 6: Long-Term Prognosis and Potential Complications -- Chapter 7: Effects on Family and Friends -- Chapter 8: Prevention -- Chapter 9: Issues and Controversies -- Chapter 10: Current Research and Future Directions"This book offers readers a concise yet in-depth look at the influenza virus and the illness it causes, with both a historical perspective and a contemporary discussion of treatment, prevention, and controversies"--
Subjects: Influenza.;
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Influenza, 1918 [videorecording] / by Kenner, Robert,1950-prodrt; Chowder, Ken.aus; Hunt, Linda,1945-nrt; Ellwood, Alison.edm; Adler, Mark.cmp; Lenzer, Don.cng; Robert Kenner Films.prn; PBS Home Video.; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.);
DVD, NTSC, region 1, full screen presentation; stereo.Narrated by Linda Hunt.Editor, Alison Ellwood; music, Mark Adler; cinematography, Don Lenzer ... [et al.].MPAA rating: Not rated.In the spring of 1918, an army private reported to a hospital in Kansas. He was diagnosed with the flu, an illness that doctors knew little about. By the end of WWI, America was ravaged by a flu epidemic that killed 675,000 people.
Subjects: Documentaries and Factual Films.; Documentary television programs.; Video recordings for the hearing impaired.; Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919; Influenza; Epidemics; Disease Outbreaks; History, 20th Century; Influenza, Human;
© [2006], PBS Home Video,
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Bird flu : a virus of our own hatching / by Greger, Michael.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 359-449) and index.[ch. 1.] Storm gathering -- 1. 1918 -- 2. Master of metamorphosis -- 3. H5N1 -- 4. Playing chicken -- 5. Worse than 1918? -- 6. When, not if -- [ch. 2.] When animal viruses attack -- 7. The third age -- 8. Man made -- 9. Livestock revolution -- 10. Tracing the flight path -- 11. One flu over the chicken's nest -- 12. Coming home to roost -- 13. Guarding the henhouse -- [ch. 3.] Pandemic preparedness -- 14. Cooping up bird flu -- 15. Race against time -- 16. Tamiflu -- [ch. 4.] Surviving the pandemic -- 17. Don't wing it -- 18. Our health in our hands -- 19. Be prepared -- [ch. 5.] Preventing future pandemics -- 20. Tinderbox -- 21. Reining in the pale horse.
Subjects: Avian influenza.; Avian influenza;
© 2006., Lantern Books,
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The great influenza : the epic story of the deadliest plague in history / by Barry, John M.,1947-;
Includes bibliographical references (p. [507]-527) and index.
Subjects: Influenza;
© c2004., Viking,
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The great influenza [sound recording] : [the epic story of the deadliest plague in history] / by Barry, John M.,1947-; Brick, Scott.;
Read by Scott Brick.A ultimate tale of triumph amid tragedy, this book depicts the 1918 influenza epidemic which killed as many as 100 million people worldwide. "This crisis provides us with a precise and sobering model as we confront the epidemics looming on our own horizon."
Subjects: Audiobooks.; Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919.; Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919; Medicine;
© p2006, c2004., Penguin Audio,
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Avian flu / by Sfakianos, Jeffrey N.; Alcamo, I. Edward.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 79-82) and index.Introduction -- The avian influenza virus -- Molecular structure of the avian influenza virus -- Crossing species: a virus of birds, pigs, and man -- The H5N1 avian flu -- Is another pandemic lurking among the flock?
Subjects: Avian influenza;
© c2006., Chelsea House Publishers,
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Global epidemics / by Mari, Christopher.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Notable epidemics in human history -- Preventing, controlling, and eradicating epidemic outbreaks -- Is avian flu the next epidemic? -- The psychological and economic impact of epidemics -- Bioterrorism.
Subjects: Epidemics; Avian influenza.; Bioterrorism.;
© 2007., H.W. Wilson Company,
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Bioterror : anthrax, influenza, and the future of public health security / by Johnstone, R. William,1953-;
Includes bibliographical references (p. [177]-210) and index.
Subjects: Bioterrorism; Anthrax;
© 2008., Praeger Security International,
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American pandemic : the lost worlds of the 1918 influenza epidemic / by Bristow, Nancy K.,1958-author.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-274) and index.Acknowledgments / Preface / 1. "Influenza has apparently become domesticated with us": Influenza, Medicine and the Public, 1890-1918 / 2. "The whole world seems up-side-down": Patients, Families and Communities in the Epidemic / 3. "Let our experience be of value to other communities": Public Health Experts and the Public / 4. "The experience was one I shall never forget": Doctors, Nurses and the Challenges of the Epidemic / 5. "The terrible and wonderful experience": Forgetting and Remembering in the Aftermath / Epilogue: The Costs of Public Amnesia / Abbreviations / Notes / Bibliography / Index.Between the years 1918 and 1920, influenza raged around the globe in the worst pandemic in recorded history, killing at least fifty million people, more than half a million of them Americans. Yet despite the devastation, this catastrophic event seems but a forgotten moment in the United States.American Pandemic offers a much-needed corrective to the silence surrounding the influenza outbreak. It sheds light on the social and cultural history of Americans during the pandemic, uncovering both the causes of the nation's public amnesia and the depth of the quiet remembering that endured. Focused on the primary players in this drama--patients and their families, friends, and community, public health experts, and health care professionals--historian Nancy K. Bristow draws on multiple perspectives to highlight the complex interplay between social identity, cultural norms, memory, and the epidemic. Bristow has combed a wealth of primary sources, including letters, diaries, oral histories, memoirs, novels, newspapers, magazines, photographs, government documents, and health care literature. She shows that though the pandemic caused massive disruption in the most basic patterns of American life, influenza did not create long-term social or cultural change, serving instead to reinforce the status quo and the differences and disparities that defined American life.As the crisis waned the pandemic slipped from the nation's public memory. The helplessness and despair Americans had suffered during the pandemic, Bristow notes, was a story poorly suited to a nation focused on optimism and progress. For countless survivors, though, the trauma never ended, shadowing the remainder of their lives with memories of loss. This book lets us hear these long-silent voices, reclaiming an important chapter in the American past. -- provided by publisher.Description based on print version record.Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2018. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Influenza; Epidemics;
On-line resources: https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/kirtland-ebooks/detail.action?docID=5825838 -- Available  online. Click here to access.;
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