Reviews and Blog Posts: infectious diseases

Cinder

by Marissa Meyer

DPL Rating:
4

Cinder is cyborg who is a skilled mechanic in New Beijing. She lives with her cruel stepmother and step sisters. This book loosely follows a Cinderella story. Of course there is a prince who by chance happens to become quite friendly with Cinder not knowing she is a cyborg. New...

Rabid for Rabid

Rabid: A Cultural History of the World's Most Diabolical Virus

55,000 people die in agony from this virus every year.

I'm talking rabies, people. I assumed (incorrectly) that this virus was mostly extinct. Rabies is very much alive and well - thanks to a lack of vaccines and treatment in some parts of the world. As a bleeding heart who is likely to try to help any injured animal that crosses my path, I decided to do a bit of research to see exactly how prevalent rabies is in Colorado. The Colorado Department of Natural Resources has some very accessible information, in case you're interested.

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