Recommended Reading
Diseases and Pandemics
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These are a few of the books we have found helpful along the way!

Fever 1793. Laurie Halse Anderson.
  Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020.
    ©2000. Hb; — pp.   Available from
  ISBN 0-689-83858-1.

       “Summary: In 1793 Philadelphia, sixteen-year-old Matilda Cook, separated from her sick mother, learns about perseverance and self-reliance when she is forced to cope with the horrors of a yellow-fever epidemic.” A graphic and very practical presentation of what happened in a single city when disease swept the citizens and people were dying within hours of showing symptoms. The terror, panic, and mass migration, followed by the chaos and lawlessness left behind, present a very insightful picture of what may lay ahead should a pandemic sweep this country or the world. This is a must-read for anyone thoughtfully anticipating a global pandemic.

Gael Bataman 
Originally Written:        11 April 2006
Latest Update:              29 August 2007

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