Epidemic Detectives Author:Fred Warshofsky From the files of the Epidemic Intelligence Service comes these thrilling cases. Each is a saga of intrepid government agents tracking down infection that threatens the lives of millions. — Here is courage -- here is devotion -- here is scientific sleuthing that overshadows the exploits of all the heroes of detective fiction. In each as... more »tounding adventure, the villain must be cornered at all costs -- whatever the effort, whatever the danger.
The nation honors its epidemic detectives. Their triumphs, chronicled in these pages, are inspiring milestones in the history of man's fight against disease.« less
As I used to write and lecture on insects and how the diseases they transmitted affected history, I am also interested in non-insect transmitted diseases.
This book contains several short stories about the actions of medical specialists with the Center for Disease Control, how they were able to identify diseases and how they were transmitted. It is a good introduction for young adults, especially for those interested in a medical career.
For a complete adult-level history of the CDC's Epidemic Intelligence Service, read "Inside the Outbreaks" by Mark Pendergrast.