Microbe: Are We Ready for the Next Plague?

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INDEX
absenteeism rates, 187–188
active surveillance, 184, 190
acute fatality rate, 58
adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), 42, 43, 53
Aedes japonicus, 14
aerosols, 27, 108
definition of, 117, 247
influenza as, 117
smallpox as, 110–111
air conditioning systems, 86, 87
Albert Einstein Medical School, 8
Alzheimer's disease, 247
amino acids, 248
animalcules, 124
anthrax, 137–138, 140
bioterrorist attack scenario for, 149–152
carriers of, 18
hardiness of, 174
mortality rate from, 122–123, 148, 165
in New York City, 176–178
obtaining, 156
particles of, 243
Sverdlovsk outbreak of, 109–110
2001 attacks of, 146–147, 172, 182–183
as zoonotic disease, 32
antibiotics, 248
antibodies, 27, 66–67, 95n.5
antigens, 206–207
Appert, Nicolas, 69–70
Aral Sea, 96–97, 100–102
Aralsk smallpox outbreak
cause of, 107–110
knowledge gained from, 110–111
origin of, 100–102
reporting of, 104–106
ring containment for, 103–104
and spread of disease, 102–103
ARDS, see adult respiratory distress syndrome
arenaviruses, 43, 248
Asnis, Deborah, 2, 3, 17
attenuated live virus vaccines, 210–211
avian influenza, 5, 219–228
awareness tools, ix–x
bacteria, 248–249
carriers of, 18
increasing benignness of, 115–116
smallest known, 10
unidentified, 175
see also specific bacteria
Bahe, Merrill, 38–40, 45, 50
Betrayal of Trust (Laurie Garrett), vii
biofilms, 87–90, 249
biological warfare, 138–159
and classical rules of diagnosis, 146–148
and different strains of pathogens, 153–155
feasibility of, 156–159
pathogenic bacteria for, 140
pathogenic viruses for, 141
and physicians' knowledge of agents, 142–146
with plague, 153–154, 156–157
and principle of diagnostic parsimony, 155–156
reasons inhibiting, 157, 172
and reload phenomenon, 152–153
during Revolutionary War, 137, 138
with smallpox, 158–159
Soviet facilities for, 106–108, see also Aralsk smallpox outbreak
threat list for, 138–142
threat of, 188n.1
time factors in, 149–152

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