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Author Piot, Peter, 1949-
Title No time to lose : a life in pursuit of deadly viruses / Peter Piot with Ruth Marshall.
Published New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2012.
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 Floor4  QR359.72.P56 A3 2012    IN LIBRARY
  
Edition 1st ed.
Description xi, 387 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., map ; 25 cm.
Note Includes index.
Contents A blue flask of virus -- Adventure at last -- The mission in Yambuku -- Ebola -- A pseudo outbreak and a helicopter -- The big team -- From Ebola to sex and the transmission of infection -- America and back -- Nairobi -- A new epidemic -- Project SIDA -- Yambuku one more time -- The unfolding of an epidemic -- Changing of the guard -- An international bureaucrat -- Sharks in the water -- Getting the basics right -- The lesson of the chameleon/bringing together the brilliant coalition -- The tipping point -- The price of life -- A war chest for AIDS -- An unfinished agenda.
Summary A microbiologist describes his adventure-filled career, discussing his time spent in Central Africa in the 1970s identifying the Ebola virus and his work there again in the 1980s as part of the area's first international AIDS efforts.
Subject Piot, Peter, 1949-
Diagnostic microbiology.
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.
Communicable diseases -- Treatment.
Communicable diseases -- Africa.
Medical virology.
Ebola virus disease -- History.
Virology.
AIDS (Disease) -- History.
Related Names Marshall, Ruth, 1961-
Note Life in pursuit of deadly viruses
ISBN 9780393063165 (hbk.) : $28.95
039306316X (hbk.)
OCLC number 755705005