Plagues and Parasites

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Presenter: Nicholas White

Published: January 2010

Age: 18-22 and upwards

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Type: Lectures

Source/institution: Royal Society


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Contagions, or infectious diseases, which kill both fascinate and frighten us. Far from receding in importance as was expected fifty years ago in the heyday of new antibiotic discovery, infectious diseases remain a major cause of suffering and death in the developing world, and a constant threat to richer countries.

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