Seven Modern Plagues and How We Are Causing Them
From Bird Flu to Mad Cow to West Nile Virus, dangerous emergingdiseases may not be simple accidents of nature. According toveterinarian and journalist Mark Walters, humans are contributing to– if not overtly causing – some of the scariest epidemicsof our time. By emitting carbon, feeding naturally herbivorous cows“recycled animal protein,” clear-cutting forests, andotherwise changing the environment, we are inviting disease. Throughhuman stories and cutting-edge science, Walters explores the origins ofour contemporary plagues – the first step to stopping them.
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