Patient Zero

Patient Zero
Author: Lydia Kang,Nate Pedersen
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 678
Release: 2021-11-16
ISBN: 1523515368
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Patient Zero Book Excerpt:

How did it start? Why did it spread? How do we stop it? Packed with one thrilling medical mystery after another, Patient Zero tells the curious story of 21 of the world’s worst diseases—including smallpox, Bubonic plague, polio, AIDS—by combining Patient Zero narratives with historical examinations of missteps, milestones, scientific theories, and more. Discover the tragic story of Zaire schoolteacher Mabalo Lokela, whose relaxing vacation resulted in him becoming Patient Zero of Ebola virus disease. How a rye fungus in 1951 turned a small village in France into a phantasmagoric scene reminiscent of Burning Man. And what the devastating 1918 influenza pandemic has to teach us about Covid-19. (Guess what: There was an anti-mask movement back then, too)

Pandemic Patient Zero

Pandemic  Patient Zero
Author: Amanda Bridgeman
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2021-09-07
ISBN: 1839080221
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pandemic Patient Zero Book Excerpt:

Based on the smash hit boardgame, here’s the debut of an incredible new novel series that shows just what humanity can achieve when experts work together, to ensure a global pandemic is never allowed to break out again Bodhi Patel is the brand new Lead Epidemiologist for the world’s top epidemic specialists, Global Health Agency, but there’s no time to settle in: his new boss, Helen Taylor, deploys GHA to contain a mysterious new killer virus spreading from Peru into Brazil. On the ground they learn that the virus is loose in a region controlled by a heavily armed drug warlord, and the race against time to discover a cure just got a whole lot tougher. Meanwhile, Bodhi finds himself with a newly reshuffled team still smarting from the changes, including his ex – the last person he expected to be working with.

Patient Zero and the Making of the AIDS Epidemic

Patient Zero and the Making of the AIDS Epidemic
Author: Richard A. McKay
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2017-11-22
ISBN: 022606400X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Patient Zero and the Making of the AIDS Epidemic Book Excerpt:

The search for a “patient zero”—popularly understood to be the first person infected in an epidemic—has been key to media coverage of major infectious disease outbreaks for more than three decades. Yet the term itself did not exist before the emergence of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the 1980s. How did this idea so swiftly come to exert such a strong grip on the scientific, media, and popular consciousness? In Patient Zero, Richard A. McKay interprets a wealth of archival sources and interviews to demonstrate how this seemingly new concept drew upon centuries-old ideas—and fears—about contagion and social disorder. McKay presents a carefully documented and sensitively written account of the life of Gaétan Dugas, a gay man whose skin cancer diagnosis in 1980 took on very different meanings as the HIV/AIDS epidemic developed—and who received widespread posthumous infamy when he was incorrectly identified as patient zero of the North American outbreak. McKay shows how investigators from the US Centers for Disease Control inadvertently created the term amid their early research into the emerging health crisis; how an ambitious journalist dramatically amplified the idea in his determination to reframe national debates about AIDS; and how many individuals grappled with the notion of patient zero—adopting, challenging and redirecting its powerful meanings—as they tried to make sense of and respond to the first fifteen years of an unfolding epidemic. With important insights for our interconnected age, Patient Zero untangles the complex process by which individuals and groups create meaning and allocate blame when faced with new disease threats. What McKay gives us here is myth-smashing revisionist history at its best.

Pandemic Patient Zero

Pandemic  Patient Zero
Author: Amanda Bridgeman
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2021-09-28
ISBN: 1839080213
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pandemic Patient Zero Book Excerpt:

An exciting new series based on the hit family game Pandemic begins with a deadly disease breaking out in darkest Peru - it's up to a crack team of experts to find the source before it spreads, in this taut airport thriller. Bodhi Patel is the brand new Lead Epidemiologist for the world's top epidemic specialists, Global Health Agency, but there's no time to settle in: his new boss, Helen Taylor, deploys GHA to contain a mysterious new killer virus spreading into Brazil. On the ground they learn that the virus is loose in a region controlled by a heavily armed drug warlord, and the race against time to discover a cure just got a whole lot tougher. Meanwhile, Bodhi finds himself with a newly reshuffled team still smarting from the changes, including his ex - the last person he expected to be working with.

Discrete Methods in Epidemiology

Discrete Methods in Epidemiology
Author: James Abello,Graham Cormode
Publsiher: American Mathematical Soc.
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2007-06-07
ISBN: 9780821885840
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Discrete Methods in Epidemiology Book Excerpt:

Selected data mining concepts by J. Abello, G. Cormode, D. Fradkin, D. Madigan, O. Melnik, and I. Muchnik Descriptive epidemiology: A brief introduction by D. Schneider Biostatistical challenges in molecular data analysis by W. D. Shannon Mining online media for global disease outbreak monitoring by L. Hirschman and L. E. Damianos Generalized contingency tables and concept lattices by D. Ozonoff, A. Pogel, and T. Hannan Graph partitions and concept lattices by J. Abello and A. Pogel Using transmission dynamics models to validate vaccine efficacy measures prior to conducting HIV vaccine efficacy trials by K. Desai, M.-C. Boily, B. Masse, and R. M. Anderson Causal tree of disease transmission and the spreading of infectious diseases by A. Vazquez Structure of social contact networks and their impact on epidemics by S. Eubank, V. S. Anil Kumar, M. V. Marathe, A. Srinivasan, and N. Wang Random graphs (and the spread of infections in a social network) by J. Abello and M. Capalbo Attempting to narrow the integrality gap for the firefighter problem on trees by S. G. Hartke Influences on breast cancer survival via SVM classification in the SEER database by J. Li, I. Muchnik, and D. Schneider Validation of epidemiological models: Chicken epidemiology in the UK by D. Fradkin, I. Muchnik, P. Hermans, and K. Morgan Index

The Queer Biopic in the AIDS Era

The Queer Biopic in the AIDS Era
Author: Laura Stamm
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2021-12-21
ISBN: 019760403X
Category: AIDS (Disease) in motion pictures
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Queer Biopic in the AIDS Era Book Excerpt:

"The Queer Biopic returns to the historical moment of the AIDS crisis and the emergence of New Queer Cinema to investigate the phenomena of queer biopic films produced during the late 1980s-early 1990s. More specifically, the book asks why queer filmmakers repeatedly produced biographical films of queer individuals living and dead throughout the years surrounding the AIDS crisis. While film critics and historian typically treat the biopic as a conservative, if not cliché, genre, queer filmmakers have frequently used the biopic to tell stories of queer lives. This project pays particular attention to the genre's queer resonances, opening up the biopic's historical connections to projects of education, public health, and social hygiene, along with the production of a shared history and national identity. Queer filmmakers' engagement with the biopic evokes the genre's history of building life through the portrayal of lives worthy of admiration and emulation, but it also points to another biopic history, that of representing lives damaged. By portraying lives damaged by inconceivable loss, queer filmmakers challenge the illusion of a coherent self presumably reinforced by the biopic genre and in doing so, their films open up the potential for new means of connection and relationality. The book features fresh readings of the cinema of Derek Jarman, John Greyson, Todd Haynes, Barbara Hammer, and Tom Kalin. By calling for a reappraisal of the queer biopic, the book also calls for a reappraisal of New Queer Cinema's legacy and its influence of contemporary queer film"--

Patient Zero

Patient Zero
Author: Marilee Peters
Publsiher: Annick Press
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2014-09-23
ISBN: 1554516803
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Patient Zero Book Excerpt:

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

Multidisciplinarity and Interdisciplinarity in Health

Multidisciplinarity and Interdisciplinarity in Health
Author: Nima Rezaei
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 729
Release: 2022-09-03
ISBN: 3030968146
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multidisciplinarity and Interdisciplinarity in Health Book Excerpt:

The contributed volume "Multidisciplinarity and Interdisciplinarity in Health" is a health-centered volume of the Integrated Science Book series. Lack of confidence, lack of expertise, complexities of healthcare, the confusing nature of healthcare environments, and lack of organization and standardization can become obstacles to successful communication. This volume establishes how extensive is the interface between formal sciences and medical sciences on health-related issues. The book provides an overview of the value of the integration of formal, biological, and medical sciences and related products, i.e., health informatics and biomedical engineering, to frame a holistic approach to health systems, healthcare, medical practice, drug discovery, and medical device design. The book also focuses on innovative solutions to the most critical issues of different health crisis, including obesity, infectious outbreaks, and cancer that can be found by using an integrative approach. It also contains the fascinating crossroads between medical sciences, physics, and mind that is discussed from multiple perspectives on cognition, neuroscience, and psychiatry. These multidisciplinary considerations will expand the concepts of creativity, leadership, aesthetics, empathy and mental health.

First Patients

First Patients
Author: Rod Tanchanco
Publsiher: First Hawk Publishing LLC
Total Pages: 279
Release: 2022-03-08
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

First Patients Book Excerpt:

"stories…in a smooth, clear style that’s impeccably researched"-Kirkus Starred Review "captivating,...vivid, polished storytelling"-BookLife "clearly written and beautifully presented"-IndieReader "a captivating medical history"-Foreword Clarion Review What was it like to be that patient caught in a medical crisis that sparked a medical milestone? Often marked by the desperate need to save human lives, important developments in medicine have invariably started with patients—people whose ordeals fostered the advancement of medical knowledge. This book is a collection of such stories, each chapter an enthralling view into the history of medicine, revealing the extent of human inventiveness, resilience, and compassion. · What compelled U.S. Army doctors to infect themselves with yellow fever virus? · How did an English farmer become the first smallpox vaccinator? · What led to the first human-to-human blood transfusion in the eighteenth century? · Who was the first boy to be revived by a defibrillator, and how did that lead to the launch of CPR? · Could a woman force cautious doctors to implant a new, untested pacemaker in time to save her husband’s life? · How did a fifteen-year-old boy become a victim of AIDS in 1968, decades before the virus even had a name? Most readers will recognize these renowned health solutions. What makes this book so compelling is how the cases that prompted such groundbreaking innovations have considerably affected longevity and quality of human life for generations.

AIDS and Other Killer Viruses and Pandemics

AIDS and Other Killer Viruses and Pandemics
Author: Pete Schauer
Publsiher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2017-12-15
ISBN: 1534501401
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

AIDS and Other Killer Viruses and Pandemics Book Excerpt:

The 1918 influenza pandemic. The Polio scourge. The AIDS epidemic. The Ebola and Zika outbreaks. Modern history has seen numerous deadly viruses and pandemics that have harmed or killed hundreds of millions of people. And the history is ongoing. The world is facing antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” and infectious diseases tied to climate change, and our previously reliable medicines and treatments no longer always work. What causes these outbreaks, how they spread, and how best to contain and combat them are often open to debate. The most informed opinions from the most respected doctors, researchers, and public health officials are found here, presenting various perspectives on our current and future health and offering both cause for hope and reason to fear.

The Bird Flu Pandemic

The Bird Flu Pandemic
Author: Dr. Jeffrey Greene,Karen Moline
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2007-04-01
ISBN: 1429904860
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bird Flu Pandemic Book Excerpt:

Based on the recent avian flu outbreaks that have emerged into human populations, the World Health Organization now warns us that bird flu--if mutated into a supercontagious pandemic form--could visit millions of homes within two years. The Bird Flu Pandemic provides definitive answers to the questions on all our minds: - Should we be getting reading for a world catastrophe, and if so, what should we be doing? - Will masks help? - Should we feed our kids poultry? - Will we be able to go to work? - Will we be able to leave the house? - What about pets? - Just how bad could this get? Dr. Greene knows exactly what we need to do to keep our families safe, sane, and secure in the face of what is potentially an unprecedented and life-threatening worldwide scourge.

The Zeronauts

The Zeronauts
Author: John Elkington
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2012-05-31
ISBN: 1136326898
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Zeronauts Book Excerpt:

A world of 9 billion people by mid-century will demand fundamental changes in our mindsets, behaviors, cultures, and overarching paradigm. Just as our species broke the Sound Barrier during the 1940s and 1950s, a new breed of innovator, entrepreneur, and investor is lining up to break the Sustainability Barrier. In this book, John Elkington introduces the Zeronauts – a new breed of innovator, determined to drive problems such as carbon, waste, toxics, and poverty to zero – as well as creating the first Zeronaut Roll of Honor, spotlighting 50 pioneers in the field of zero. Zeronauts are innovating in an astonishing range of areas, tackling hugely diverse economic, social, environmental, and governance challenges. To give a sense of progress to date, we zero in on five key challenges (the 5Ps): population growth, pandemics, poverty, pollution, and proliferation. The power of zero has been trumpeted, notably in relation to zero defects. This book spotlights key lessons learned in the field of total quality management – and introduces a five-stage "Pathways to Zero" model, running through from the Eureka! discovery moment to the point where a new way of doing things becomes endemic in the economy. In order to move from incremental to transformative change, we must embrace wider framings, deeper insights, higher targets, and longer time scales. This book investigates some ways in which leading Zeronauts are pushing change in relevant directions, with cases drawn from a spectrum of human activity – from water profligacy to human genital mutilation. If we learn from these pioneers, the twenty-first century could be our best yet.

Sport and the Pandemic

Sport and the Pandemic
Author: Paul M. Pedersen,Brody J. Ruihley,Bo Li
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-09-29
ISBN: 1000224775
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sport and the Pandemic Book Excerpt:

This book takes a close look at how the sport industry has been impacted by the global Coronavirus pandemic, as entire seasons have been cut short, events have been cancelled, athletes have been infected, and sport studies programs have moved online. Crucially, the book also asks how the industry might move forward. With contributions from sport studies researchers across the world, the book offers commentaries, cases, and informed analysis across a wide range of topics and practical areas within sport business and management, from crisis communication and marketing to event management and finance. While Covid-19 will inevitably cast a long shadow over sport for years to come, and although the situation is fast-evolving and the future is uncertain, this book offers some important early perspectives and reflections that will inform debate and influence policy and practice. A timely addition to the body of knowledge regarding the pandemic, this is an important resource for researchers, students, practitioners, the media, policy-makers, and anybody who cares about the future of sport.

Understanding Viruses

Understanding Viruses
Author: Teri Shors
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Total Pages: 676
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9780763729325
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Viruses Book Excerpt:

"Combining the molecular, clinical, and historical aspects of virology, Understanding Viruses is a textbook for the modern undergraduate virology course. The text provides an introduction to human viral diseases. Additional 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 coverage."--Jacket.

Networks in the Knowledge Economy

Networks in the Knowledge Economy
Author: Rob Cross,Andrew Parker,Lisa Sasson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2003-08-14
ISBN: 0195159500
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Networks in the Knowledge Economy Book Excerpt:

In today's de-layered, knowledge-intensive organizations, most work of importance is heavily reliant on informal networks of employees within organizations. However, most organizations do not know how to effectively analyze this informal structure in ways that can have a positive impact on organizational performance. Networks in the Knowledge Economy is a collection of readings on the application of social network analysis to managerial concerns. Social network analysis (SNA), a set of analytic tools that can be used to map networks of relationships, allows one to conduct very powerful assessments of information sharing within a network with relatively little effort. This approach makes the invisible web of relationships between people visible, helping managers make informed decisions for improving both their own and their group's performance. Networks in the Knowledge Economy is specifically concerned with networks inside of organizations and addresses three critical areas in the study of social networks: Social Networks as Important Individual and Organizational Assets, Social Network Implications for Knowledge Creation and Sharing, and Managerial Implications of Social Networks in Organizations. Professionals and students alike will find this book especially valuable, as it provides readings on the application of social network analysis that reflect managerial concerns.

The Last Alive

The Last Alive
Author: H. L. Wampler
Publsiher: Free Patriot Productions
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2020-08-07
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Alive Book Excerpt:

There are three rules for the zombipocalypse…Don’t leave the fort. Don’t get bit. DON’T fall in love! Emma Taylor does all three in the same week. Nathan White is the only doctor left in Fort Burgh and Emma is in love with him. She refuses to admit it until he goes missing. Venturing out into the wild means certain death, but she can’t let him turn to zombie food. Heading out to face her biggest fears, she comes to terms with falling in love and finds her emotions hiding alongside the crazy, young doctor.

A Queer World

A Queer World
Author: City University of New York. Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 719
Release: 1997-04
ISBN: 0814718752
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Queer World Book Excerpt:

This anthology comprises 52 articles based on presentations at colloquia sponsored by the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS) during its first decade (1986-96) at the CUNY Graduate School. Arrangement is in five sections covering identities as they revolve around gender and sexuality; the terrains of homosexual history; mind- body relations; laws and economics; and policy issues related to gay youth, AIDS, and aging. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Queer Representations

Queer Representations
Author: City University of New York. Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 719
Release: 1997-05
ISBN: 0814718833
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Queer Representations Book Excerpt:

Queer Representations celebrates the eclectic, diverse nature of gay and lesbian culture and its production. The volume begins by asking how we can interpret an image--is the image homosexual and if so, how can we understand it? Closely connected to its interpretation is how we visualize homosexuality, or, in Allen Ellenzweig's term, how we picture the homoerotic, the organizing principle of a section devoted to American cinema and performance in general. The crucial role of biography and autobiography is the central preoccupation of the next section, with essays on Radclyffe Hall, Langston Hughes, and Louisa May Alcott. Featuring many of the most respected figures in queer studies and contemporary queer literature, among them Dorothy Allison, Edmund White, Barbara Smith, Essex Hemphill, Michael Cunningham, Allen Ginsberg, Samuel R. Delany, Dale Peck, Jewelle Gomez, Joan Nestle, a final section explores the creation of queer literature, birthpangs, growing pains, and achievements. By emphasizing the interconnectedness of gay and lesbian lives and the literature which has been instrumental in defining, reconstructing, and representing these lives, this anthology serves as a diverse introduction to queer culture and literature.

Plane Queer

Plane Queer
Author: Phil Tiemeyer
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2013-03-12
ISBN: 0520274768
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plane Queer Book Excerpt:

In this vibrant new history, Phil Tiemeyer details the history of men working as flight attendants. Beginning with the founding of the profession in the late 1920s and continuing into the post-September 11 era, Plane Queer examines the history of men who joined workplaces customarily identified as female-oriented. It examines the various hardships these men faced at work, paying particular attention to the conflation of gender-based, sexuality-based, and AIDS-based discrimination. Tiemeyer also examines how this heavily gay-identified group of workers created an important place for gay men to come out, garner acceptance from their fellow workers, fight homophobia and AIDS phobia, and advocate for LGBT civil rights. All the while, male flight attendants facilitated key breakthroughs in gender-based civil rights law, including an important expansion of the ways that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act would protect workers from sex discrimination. Throughout their history, men working as flight attendants helped evolve an industry often identified with American adventuring, technological innovation, and economic power into a queer space.

Power in the Blood

Power in the Blood
Author: William N. Elwood
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 463
Release: 1998-11
ISBN: 1135679932
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Power in the Blood Book Excerpt:

In this single volume, William N. Elwood has gathered potent evidence of the impact that the HIV/AIDS epidemic has had on the world, its communities, and its inhabitants, and he addresses the role of communication in affecting the way in which people respond to AIDS. With a multidisciplinary group of contributors and topics ranging from political rhetoric to interpersonal discourse, Power in the Blood offers a multitude of ways in which to think about power, politics, HIV prevention, and people living with HIV. Readers will be able to use this information in class discussions, program designs, grant applications, and research, as well as in their own lives. With this volume, Elwood makes a thoroughly convincing argument that communication is the key to understanding, treating, and preventing AIDS, and he inspires further action toward the goal of ending the AIDS crisis.