2006 non-fiction book by James L. Dickerson< read all 1 reviews
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Dickerson describes how public health officials gradually eliminated the disease from this country, so that by the mid 1950s it had ceased to be of much concern to the public at large. However, to this day no cure has been found. As a mosquito-borne viral infection, Yellow Fever is impervious to antibiotics, and it continues to wreak havoc in parts of South America and Africa.
Focusing on the present, Dickerson discusses the potential threat of Yellow Fever as a biological warfare agent in the hands of terrorists. Also of concern to public health researchers is the effect of global warming on mosquito populations. Even a one-to-two degree warming enables disease-bearing mosquitoes to move into areas once protected by colder weather....