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Michael T. Osterholm for "Deadliest Enemy"

  • SubText Books 6 West 5th Street Saint Paul, MN, 55102 United States (map)

Join us on Tuesday, April 11th at 7pm in the store to hear Michael T. Osterholm read and discuss his new book, "Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs." Book signing to follow. 

In today's world, it's easier than ever to move people, animals, and materials around the planet, but the same advances that make modern infrastructure so efficient have made epidemics and even pandemics nearly inevitable. And as outbreaks of Ebola, MERS, yellow fever, and Zika have demonstrated, we are woefully underprepared to deal with the fallout. So what can -- and must -- we do in order to protect ourselves from mankind's deadliest enemy?

Drawing on the latest medical science, case studies, policy research, and hard-earned epidemiological lessons, "Deadliest Enemy" explores the resources and programs we need to develop if we are to keep ourselves safe from infectious disease. The authors show how we could wake up to a reality in which many antibiotics no longer cure, bioterror is a certainty, and the threat of a disastrous influenza pandemic looms ever larger. Only by understanding the challenges we face can we prevent the unthinkable from becoming the inevitable.

"Deadliest Enemy" is high scientific drama, a chronicle of medical mystery and discovery, a reality check, and a practical plan of action.

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