The Coming Plague - Laurie Garrett

The Coming Plague

By Laurie Garrett

  • Release Date: 1994-10-31
  • Genre: Biology
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 11 Ratings)


"Here is a volume that should be required reading for policy makers and health professionals." - Kirkus Reviews

After four decades of assuming that the conquest of all infectous diseases was imminent, people on all continents now find themselves besieged by AIDS, drug-resistant tuberculosis, cholera that defies chlorine water treatment, and exotic viruses that can kill in a matter of hours.

Based on extensive interviews with leading experts in virology, molecular biology, disease ecology and medicine, as well as field research in sub-Saharan Africa, Western Europe, Central America and the United States, The Coming Plague takes readers from the savannas of eastern Bolivia to the rain forests of northern Zaire on a harrowing, fifty year journey through our battles with the microbes, and tells us what must be done to prevent the coming plague.


  • A.R. Bethea

    By Anthony R. Bethea
    A great read! A wonder writer! Distant Thunder is the most interesting chapter!