The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance - Chapter 11: Hatari: Vinidogodogo and Chapter 12: Feminine Hygiene Summary & Analysis

Laurie Garrett
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Chapter 11: Hatari: Vinidogodogo and Chapter 12: Feminine Hygiene Summary and Analysis

In Chapter 11, in a hospital in Lusaka, the doctors were following what they thought was a particularly virulent strain of herpes. In LA, a doctor saw an otherwise healthy gay patient dying of a disease, PCP, known to only affect the already chronically ill, and his T-cell count was virtually zero. PCP was soon also linked with Kaposi's sarcoma in the same diseased men. The CDC quickly created a quiet division to work on the problem, while Harold Jaffe traveled to see San Fransisco first hand. Once there, he learned of the diseases of gay men, and the increasing obscure diseases affecting them. Many physicians began to see similar issues, and Peter Piot, still in Africa, recalled seeing a similar case in the 1970s. Piot found three more cases...

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