The Top Six Threats to Civilization: Deadly Viruses, 1st Edition

  • Erin L. McCoy
  • Published By: Cavendish Square Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1502640465
  • ISBN-13: 9781502640468
  • DDC: 616.9
  • Grade Level Range: 5th Grade - 8th Grade
  • 64 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released August 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019
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Since before history began, the human species has been waging a war. Viruses have claimed countless lives and have swept through civilizations in deadly pandemics. Certain viruses, such as Ebola, hantavirus, and strains of influenza, still pose a threat today. Some scientists believe that a large outbreak of an extremely deadly infectious disease is likely to occur soon. A virus could either develop naturally or be created by terrorists or hostile states for use as a weapon. This book uses photographs, sidebars, and a glossary to explain the most pressing of these threats we face today, and what individuals and organizations are doing to prevent an outbreak.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Introduction: Pandemic!.
2: How Infection Occurs.
3: Worst-Case Scenarios.
4: Preventing An Epidemic.
5: How You Can Fight Deadly Viruses.
Further Information.
About the Author.