Superbug: The Fatal Menace of MRSA


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Free Press
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5.82 X 8.67 X 0.83 inches | 0.65 pounds

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About the Author

Maryn McKenna is an award-winning science and medical writer and author of Beating Back the Devil: On the Front Lines with the Disease Detectives of the Epidemic Intelligence Service (named one of the top 10 science books of 2004 by Amazon). She currently works as a contributing writer for the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota and is a media fellow at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. She is a graduate of Georgetown University and the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, and has also studied at Harvard Medical School. She lives in Minneapolis.


"A gripping account of one of the most devastating infectious agents on the planet...A meticulously researched, frightening report on a deadly pathogen."--Kirkus
"[McKenna] has written a meticulously detailed account of MRSA... hits like a sledgehammer and outlines the past, present and future of the bacteria."--The Washington Examiner
"During her years as a reporter covering the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Maryn McKenna grew accustomed to being called 'Scary Disease Girl, ' the bearer of titillating tales of exotic ailments unlikely to affect most people. McKenna's new book, Superbug, is less deliciously frightening and more just plain scary."--Chicago Tribune
"Where will the next major epidemic come from? According to Superbug, that epidemic is already here."--Boing Boing