Book Discussion on The New Killer Diseases

Professor Levy talked about her book, The New Killer Diseases: How the Alarming Evolution of Mutant Germs Threatens Us All, published by… read more

Professor Levy talked about her book, The New Killer Diseases: How the Alarming Evolution of Mutant Germs Threatens Us All, published by Crown Publishing Group. She said that since the 1970s, thirty new diseases have arisen, including SARS, West Nile virus, mad cow disease and Ebola. She recounted anecdotes about patients who contracted several of the new contagions, describing how the diseases manifested themselves and the final outcomes. She also addressed the efforts by researchers and medical professionals to identify the new viruses and create vaccines and cures. After her presentation she answered audience members' questions. close

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Book Discussion on The New Killer Diseases

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Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
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Sep 8, 2003
Last Aired:
Sep 21, 2003

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  • Sep 08, 2003 | 7:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 21, 2003 | 3:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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