The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance Setting & Symbolism

Laurie Garrett
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San Joaquin

San Joaquin is the small city where Bolivian Hemorrhagic Fever broke out, where researchers discovered the virus was spread by mouse urine.

Health Transition

The Health Transition was the concept that as nations moved out of poverty and basic needs were met, scientists could use pharmaceutical and chemical tools to wipe out parasites, bacteria, and viruses.

Iatrogenic

Iatrogenic is defined as the concept that some diseases are created as a result of medical treatment.

Genetic engineering

Genetic engineering is the ability to manipulate the genetic material of plants, animals, and microbes.

Oconogenes

Oconogenes are DNA sites of special viral vulnerability.

T-Cells

T-Cells are the disease fighting white blood cells that help the immune system fight off infection.

Slow virus

A slow virus is a virus that has no signs or symptoms for years, making it difficult to detect early enough to stop transmission.

PID

PID, or...

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