The Chickens Fight Back: Pandemic Panics and Deadly Diseases by David Waltner-Toews

By David Waltner-Toews

Rising illnesses like mad cow, SARS, and avian flu are — for the instant, at the very least — way more commonplace in animals than in people. nonetheless, the information that measles, TB, and smallpox have been at one time “emerging” illnesses that finally made an everlasting, and fairly lethal, leap to people provides epidemiologists pause. This booklet examines some of the teams of animal illnesses, explains what draws them to the human inhabitants — from nutrition to intercourse to residing stipulations — and provides feedback for conserving them at bay. It additionally issues out that ailments needs to be checked out from an ecological, cultural, and fiscal perspective in addition to from a organic perspective. Cooking meat until eventually its good performed and slathering on insect repellent for a hike within the woods are powerful preventative measures, yet because the writer notes, it’s extra very important to essentially reconsider humankind’s position on the planet.

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2. A special attraction for a specific element, organ, or structure. 3. Chemical affinity; the force that binds atoms in molecules; the tendency of substances to combine by chemical reaction. 4. The strength of noncovalent chemical binding between two substances as measured by the dissociation constant of the complex. 5. In immunology, a thermodynamic expression of the strength of interaction between a single antigen-binding site and a single antigenic determinant (and thus of the stereochemical compatibility between them), most accurately applied to interactions among simple, uniform antigenic determinants such as haptens.

Abbreviated Ag. [EU] Antigen-Antibody Complex: The complex formed by the binding of antigen and antibody molecules. The deposition of large antigen-antibody complexes leading to tissue damage causes immune complex diseases. [NIH] Dictionary 55 Antigen-presenting cell: APC. A cell that shows antigen on its surface to other cells of the immune system. This is an important part of an immune response. [NIH] Antimetabolite: A chemical that is very similar to one required in a normal biochemical reaction in cells.

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