Superbug: The Fatal Menace of MRSA (Paperback)Maryn McKenna (author)
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McKenna highlights the tragic examples of patients, particularly children, who were otherwise healthy when MRSA invaded their systems, and their gruelling battles in which available drugs offered little or no help. In many cases, the infection overwhelms their systems and, to the shock of their family, the patients die within a short period of time. The stories she tells are horrifying cautionary tales.
Superbugsounds an alarm to bring wide recognition of the severity of the problem and prompt the required action from governments, healthcare facilities, prescription drug makers, and individuals at home, all of which McKenna lays out in a clear and persuasive style.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 306 g
Dimensions: 225 x 146 x 23 mm
"[McKenna] has written a meticulously detailed account of MRSA... hits like a sledgehammer and outlines the past, present and future of the bacteria." * The Washington Examiner *
"During her years as a reporter covering the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Maryn McKenna grew accustomed to being called `Scary Disease Girl,' the bearer of titillating tales of exotic ailments unlikely to affect most people. McKenna's new book, Superbug, is less deliciously frightening and more just plain scary." * Chicago Tribune *
"Where will the next major epidemic come from? According to Superbug, that epidemic is already here." * Boing Boing *