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Book Title: No Time to Lose: A Life in Pursuit of Deadly Viruses|
The author of the book: Peter Piot
Date of issue: May 28th 2012
ISBN 13: 9780393063165
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 34.82 MB
Edition: W. W. Norton & Company
Read full description of the books No Time to Lose: A Life in Pursuit of Deadly Viruses:When Peter Piot was in medical school, a professor warned, “There’s no future in infectious diseases. They’ve all been solved.” Fortunately, Piot ignored him, and the result has been an exceptional, adventure-filled career. In the 1970s, as a young man, Piot was sent to Central Africa as part of a team tasked with identifying a grisly new virus. Crossing into the quarantine zone on the most dangerous missions, he studied local customs to determine how this disease—the Ebola virus—was spreading. Later, Piot found himself in the field again when another mysterious epidemic broke out: AIDS. He traveled throughout Africa, leading the first international AIDS initiatives there. Then, as founder and director of UNAIDS, he negotiated policies with leaders from Fidel Castro to Thabo Mbeki and helped turn the tide of the epidemic. Candid and engrossing, No Time to Lose captures the urgency and excitement of being on the front lines in the fight against today’s deadliest diseases.
Read information about the authorPeter Piot, MD, PhD, is the director of the legendary London School of Tropical Medicine, former undersecretary general of the UN, and former director of UNAIDS. He lives in London.
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