The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Laurie Garrett
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Essay Topic 1

Describe and discuss the current epidemics in the world and solutions to future epidemics as based on the book's preface and the concepts of Johnathan Mann. What are the causes for greater risks of epidemics today than ten years ago? In what ways have these developments helped society and in what ways have they hindered it?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the history and development of penicillin and the Institute of Medicine's panel on AIDS in the 1990s, as examined in the book's Introduction. What was discussed at the panel and what impact did it have on the spread of AIDS? By what decade does the author write that AIDS was an epidemic in the book's Introduction?

Essay Topic 3

Describe and discuss Ron MacKenzie, Karl Johnson, and the outbreak of Bolivian hemorrhagic fever. What symptoms of the disease were similar to Junin? What role did the CDC play...

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