Patient Zero Revised Edition

Patient Zero  Revised Edition
Author: Marilee Peters
Publsiher: Annick Press
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2021-04-06
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
ISBN: 9781773215129

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Engrossing true stories of the pioneers of epidemiology who risked their lives to find the source of deadly diseases—now revised to include updated information and a new chapter on Covid-19. More people have died in disease epidemics than in wars or other disasters, but the process of identifying these diseases and determining how they spread is often a terrifying gamble. Epidemiologists have been ignored, mocked, or silenced all while trying to protect the population and identify “patient zero”—the first person to have contracted the disease, and a key piece in solving the epidemic puzzle. Patient Zero tracks the gripping tales of eight epidemics and pandemics—how they started, how they spread, and the fight to stop them. This revised edition combines a brand-new design with updated information and features diseases such as Spanish Influenza, Ebola, and AIDS, as well as a new chapter on Covid-19.

Patient Zero

Patient Zero
Author: Jonathan Maberry
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2009-03-03
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781429991629

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When you have to kill the same terrorist twice in one week there's either something wrong with your world or something wrong with your skills... and there's nothing wrong with Joe Ledger's skills. And that's both a good, and a bad thing. It's good because he's a Baltimore detective that has just been secretly recruited by the government to lead a new taskforce created to deal with the problems that Homeland Security can't handle. This rapid response group is called the Department of Military Sciences or the DMS for short. It's bad because his first mission is to help stop a group of terrorists from releasing a dreadful bio-weapon that can turn ordinary people into zombies. The fate of the world hangs in the balance....

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
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780226064000

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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
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781839080210

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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.

Quackery

Quackery
Author: Lydia Kang,Nate Pedersen
Publsiher: Workman Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-10-17
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9781523501854

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What won’t we try in our quest for perfect health, beauty, and the fountain of youth? Well, just imagine a time when doctors prescribed morphine for crying infants. When liquefied gold was touted as immortality in a glass. And when strychnine—yes, that strychnine, the one used in rat poison—was dosed like Viagra. Looking back with fascination, horror, and not a little dash of dark, knowing humor, Quackery recounts the lively, at times unbelievable, history of medical misfires and malpractices. Ranging from the merely weird to the outright dangerous, here are dozens of outlandish, morbidly hilarious “treatments”—conceived by doctors and scientists, by spiritualists and snake oil salesmen (yes, they literally tried to sell snake oil)—that were predicated on a range of cluelessness, trial and error, and straight-up scams. With vintage illustrations, photographs, and advertisements throughout, Quackery seamlessly combines macabre humor with science and storytelling to reveal an important and disturbing side of the ever-evolving field of medicine.

Patient Zero

Patient Zero
Author: Tomas Q. Morin
Publsiher: Copper Canyon Press
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2017-03-30
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 9781619321700

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“I will call the voice of this poet a ‘common’ voice… a voice a poet could take into an entire lifetime of memorable writing.” —Philip Levine, Ploughshares This second collection from APR-Honickman winner Tomás Q. Morín explores love gone sideways in the lives of lovers, parents and children, humans and the divine. Patient Zero is filled with voices—of all the people, places, and things that surround a life sick with heartbreak. Doors are the wooden tongues of a house, grocery-store cashiers are gatekeepers to the infinite, and food is the all-powerful life force behind every living thing. From Patient Zero Love is a worried, old heart disease, as Son House once put it, the very stuff blues are made of, real blues that consist of a male and female, not monkey junk like the “Okra blues” or “Pay Day blues,” though I think House would agree two hearts of any persuasion are enough for a real blues, if one of them is sick, that sickly green of a frog bitten in two by the neighbor’s dog, all of which makes me wonder about the source of our disease and whose teeth first tore the heart after Adam and Eve left the garden?... Tomás Q. Morín's debut poetry collection A Larger Country was the winner of the APR/Honickman Prize. He is co-editor with Mari L'Esperance of the anthology Coming Close, and translator of The Heights of Macchu Picchu by Pablo Neruda. He teaches at Texas State University and in the low residency MFA program of Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Patient Zero

Patient Zero
Author: Lydia Kang,Nate Pedersen
Publsiher: Workman Publishing
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2021-11-16
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9781523515363

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From the masters of storytelling-meets-science and co-authors of Quackery, Patient Zero tells the long and fascinating history of disease outbreaks—how they start, how they spread, the science that lets us understand them, and how we race to destroy them before they destroy us. Written in the authors’ lively and accessible style, chapters include page-turning medical stories about a particular disease or virus—smallpox, Bubonic plague, polio, HIV—that combine “Patient Zero” narratives, or the human stories behind outbreaks, with historical examinations of missteps, milestones, scientific theories, and more. Learn the tragic stories of Patient Zeros throughout history, such as Mabalo Lokela, who contracted Ebola while on vacation in 1976, and the Lewis Baby on London’s Broad Street, the first to catch cholera in an 1854 outbreak that led to a major medical breakthrough. Interspersed are origin stories of a different sort—how a rye fungus in 1951 turned a small village in France into a phantasmagoric scene reminiscent of Burning Man. Plus the uneasy history of human autopsy, how the HIV virus has been with us for at least a century, and more.

The Origins of AIDS

The Origins of AIDS
Author: Jacques Pépin
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2021-01-21
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781108487498

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An updated edition of Jacques Pépin's acclaimed account of the events that transformed a chimpanzee virus into a global pandemic.

And the Band Played On

And the Band Played On
Author: Randy Shilts
Publsiher: Souvenir Press
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2011-11-03
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780285640764

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Extensively researched (Shilts interviewed over 1,000 people), weaving together personal stories with political and social reporting And the Band Played On is a masterpiece of investigative reporting (comparable to Truman Capote's In Cold Blood) and it led to Shilts being described as "the pre-eminent chronicler of gay life" ('The New York Times'). And the Band Played On was awarded the Stonewall Book Award, it became an international bestseller (translated into 7 languages) and was made into a major movie in 1993 starring Richard Gere and Ian McKellen. Randy Shilts exposed why AIDS was allowed to spread while the medical and political authorities ignored (and even denied) the threat. And the Band Played On is one of the great works of contemporary journalism, and provides the foundation for the continuing debate about the greatest medical epidemic faced in our time.

Countdown to Zero

Countdown to Zero
Author: Adrianne Lemke
Publsiher: Independently Published
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2019-07
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1077312547

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Feeling lost after Scout's disappearance, Zero just wanted time to regroup. Unable to risk returning to Ground Zero, she and her allies retreat back to their friends at home. When they come across one of their dogs loose on the road, Zero realizes something is wrong. They discover their farm is deserted. Their friends missing. Animals freed. And no way to tell what happened. In their desperate scramble to find answers, they run into Mike, who delivers the worst news: The guards demand Zero. She must turn herself in or they will sacrifice her friends to the horde. Zero finds herself in a race against time. She must rescue her friends... and avoid becoming a prisoner herself.

Affliction Z

Affliction Z
Author: L. T. Ryan
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Pub
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2013-04-04
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1483997189

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Something dark lurks in the wilds of Southern Nigeria. An experiment has gone horribly wrong and threatens to wipe all traces of humanity from Earth. 3rd Ranger Battalion, Bravo Company is sent in to assist, clean up the mess before it gets out of control. They've vanished. Sean Ryder is an Air Force Pararescueman. Attached to SEAL Team 8, he believes he is on a routine rescue and recovery mission. Less than half an hour after landing in Nigeria, he knows that is not the case. And the further his mission leads him, the harder it becomes to get out alive. Patient Zero is the first book in the zombie apocalypse / post-apocalyptic series Affliction Z. "Estimated Publishing Dates: " Affliction Z: Book Two - May, 2013 Affliction Z: Book Three - Late Summer/Early Fall, 2013 Affliction Z: Book Four - TBD The Sickness of Ronald Winters: A Novella - June, 2013 Untitled: A First Person Account of Affliction Z - TBD

I Have to Go

I Have to Go
Author: Robert Munsch
Publsiher: Annick Press
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2019-10-21
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9781773211916

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Andrew has decided he never needs to go pee ever again, but his parents aren’t too sure. Only one minute into the drive to his grandparents’ house, Andrew changes his mind. A new look for the Classic Munsch picture books brings all of the urgency and fun of I Have to Go! To a new generation of young readers.

Ground Zero

Ground Zero
Author: Adrianne Lemke
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2017-06-22
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1547203005

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Being kidnapped was only the beginning.Since she returned home, Zero's life has been upended by the appearance of creatures she never thought possible. Even more unbelievable to her is her strange connection to them. Using her unique abilities, she tries to protect her friends. But nothing lasts forever. Now she's on a quest to find the people behind the creation of these monsters. She needs answers. They need to be stopped. To do that, they must first reach the original outbreak zone. They must reach Ground Zero.

Patient Zero

Patient Zero
Author: Fritz Galt
Publsiher: Independently Published
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2017-05-05
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1521227438

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Welcome to the hot zone! Caught in a raging pandemic, disease detectives put it all on the line to find Patient Zero. Through all the coughing, choking and misery of a killer virus on the loose, public health officials must combat Chinese secrecy, U.S. drug company interests and a criminal coverup to stop the disease in its tracks. But are they too late? Enjoy this close-up, clinical look at an unfolding disaster, with a Chinese city in crisis, relationships lost, international criminal justice in action, and a medical community's desperate search for Patient Zero. "This novel sparkles!" - author Henry D. Smith

Zero Harm How to Achieve Patient and Workforce Safety in Healthcare

Zero Harm  How to Achieve Patient and Workforce Safety in Healthcare
Author: Craig Clapper,James Merlino,Carole Stockmeier
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-11-09
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781260440935

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From the nation’s leading experts in healthcare safety—the first comprehensive guide to delivering care that ensures the safety of patients and staff alike. One of the primary tenets among healthcare professionals is, “First, do no harm.” Achieving this goal means ensuring the safety of both patient and caregiver. Every year in the United States alone, an estimated 4.8 million hospital patients suffer serious harm that is preventable. To address this industry-wide problem—and provide evidence-based solutions—a team of award-winning safety specialists from Press Ganey/Healthcare Performance Improvement have applied their decades of experience and research to the subject of patient and workforce safety. Their mission is to achieve zero harm in the healthcare industry, a lofty goal that some hospitals have already accomplished—which you can, too. Combining the latest advances in safety science, data technology, and high reliability solutions, this step-by-step guide shows you how to implement 6 simple principles in your workplace. 1. Commit to the goal of zero harm.2. Become more patient-centric.3. Recognize the interdependency of safety, quality, and patient-centricity.4. Adopt good data and analytics.5. Transform culture and leadership.6. Focus on accountability and execution. In Zero Harm, the world’s leading safety experts share practical, day-to-day solutions that combine the latest tools and technologies in healthcare today with the best safety practices from high-risk, yet high-reliability industries, such as aviation, nuclear power, and the United States military. Using these field-tested methods, you can develop new leadership initiatives, educate workers on the universal skills that can save lives, organize and train safety action teams, implement reliability management systems, and create long-term, transformational change. You’ll read case studies and success stories from your industry colleagues—and discover the most effective ways to utilize patient data, information sharing, and other up-to-the-minute technologies. It’s a complete workplace-ready program that’s proven to reduce preventable errors and produce measurable results—by putting the patient, and safety, first.