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The Next Plague And How Science Will Stop It
Plagues are still with us and in a new book, the American Council on Science and Health shows how we've battled them in the past - and how scientists will protect us in the future.
It had been suspected for some time that organisms existed that were too small to be seen by eye (i.e., microscopic)
Over the next 200 years there would be incredible breakthroughs. Louis Pasteur's contributions are now legend. Robert Koch defined, through elegant experimentation, the four rules that must be true in order to conclude that a particular microorganism causes a disease, now known as "Koch's postulates"
We've made terrific inroads in public health since then, but the war is not over, nature still wants to kill us and everything else that shows any weakness. Since we can now monitor these these things, we know there about five emerging infectious diseases each year. Viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites are all out to win under their own evolutionary mandate.
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