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Soap and Water and Common Sense [Paperback]

Bonnie Henry

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Book Description

Sept. 1 2009
In the spirit of bestsellers such as Guns, Germs, and Steel, The Coming Plague, and The Ghost Map, Dr. Bonnie Henry provides an eye-opening account of what ails us. As a physician who has spent the better part of the last two decades chasing bugs all over the world — from Ebola in Uganda, to polio in Pakistan, to SARS in Toronto, to the H1N1 influenza outbreak in Mexico — Dr. Bonnie Henry, a leading epidemiologist (virus hunter) and public-health doctor, offers three simple rules to live by: clean your hands, cover your mouth when you cough, and stay at home when you have a fever. It all boils down to basic hygiene.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: House of Anansi Press; 1 edition (Sept. 1 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0887848125
  • ISBN-13: 978-0887848124
  • Product Dimensions: 20.1 x 13.2 x 1.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 431 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #289,392 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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With its impressive combination of meticulous research and excellent writing, this is an invaluable handbook for anyone trying to stay healthy in a germ-infested universe. (Winnipeg Free Press 2009-10-09)

About the Author

Dr. Bonnie Henry is a public health physician, a preventive medicine specialist, and an epidemiologist. She currently is the Director of Public Health Emergency Management at the B.C. Centre for Disease Control.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Advice July 20 2013
By Spudman - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Wash your hands. Cover your mouth. Stay home when you have a fever. For those old enough, wear a condom. Good advice, and throughout the book readers will realize how good the advice is, possibly life saving.

Dr. Bonnie Henry, a Canadian public health physician, has written a book that's informative, interesting, and very readable. I've read, or tried to read, many books about microbes, and this is one I'd recommend to anyone with a similar interest. The author makes facts about bacteria, viruses, and parasites quite clear without using esoteric terms that can numb your brain. With references to Canadian incidents and doctors and those extra "u"s in the -or words, it's obvious the author is Canadian. For me it adds a certain balance and interest to the book.

Bottom line - This is an incredibly affordable book still pertinent and enjoyable.

Some tidbits:
Because fo the rampant use and abuse of antibiotics, the world is now confronted with superbugs resistant to multiple antibiotics.

The WHO estimates that 200,000 contract yellow fever annually - 10 thousand die.
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