Table of Contents:

Foreword

Introduction

I. Storm Gathering

1. 1918

2. Master of Metamorphosis

3. H5N1

4. Playing Chicken

5. Worse Than 1918?

6. When, Not If

II. When Animal Viruses Attack

1. The Third Age

2. Man Made

3. Livestock Revolution

4. Tracing the Flight Path

5. One Flu Over the Chicken’s Nest

6. Coming Home to Roost

7. Guarding the Henhouse

III. Pandemic Preparedness

1. Cooping Up Bird Flu

2. Race Against Time

3. Tamiflu

IV. Surviving the Pandemic

1. Don’t Wing It

2. Our Health in Our Hands

3. Be Prepared

V. Preventing Future Pandemics

1. Tinderbox

2. Reining in the Pale Horse

Topics

References 1-3,199

Bird Flu Video

Watch Bird Flu: The Video

Watch the Bird Flu video

Subscribe to Dr. Greger's Pandemic Updates

. Enter your e-mail address here:

[Browse Archives]

RSS

About Dr. Greger

Michael Greger, M.D.

Michael Greger, M.D.

Michael Greger, M.D., is Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at The Humane Society of the United States. An internationally recognized lecturer, he has presented at the Conference on World Affairs, the National Institutes of Health, and the International Bird Flu Summit, among countless other symposia and institutions, and was invited as an expert witness in defense of Oprah Winfrey at the infamous "meat defamation" trial.

His recent scientific publications in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Biosecurity and Bioterrorism, Critical Reviews in Microbiology, Family & Community Health, and the International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition, and Public Health explore the public health implications of industrialized animal agriculture.

Dr. Greger is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and the Tufts University School of Medicine. His other books include Carbophobia.

All of the proceeds Dr. Greger receives from his books and speaking engagements are donated to charity.

Subscribe to Dr. Greger's Pandemic Updates:
Email:


"[t]hat was without a doubt, the BEST presentation I have ever seen on Avian Flu, ever, period. The briefing was astounding, shocking at times, yet highly informational, with the most professional graphics I have ever witnessed by any speaker, anywhere, at any function. In short, I was highly impressed...."
Joe Adams, Director of Emergency Preparedness, NW Georgia Health District 1-1

"Your presentation was incredible. The staff was still commenting on it today. I even heard some people say it was the best presentation they had ever seen. You are a brilliant speaker, and we were so fortunate to have you come speak to us on such an important topic in public health."
Diane O'Hora, Supervising Public Health Educator, Broome County Health Department

"The presentation itself was concise and kept my attention. Your knowledge of the subject, and your delivery of the information made me a believer. I believe if more of us in public health knew why a flu pandemic may occur instead of just hearing "there will be a pandemic flu outbreak at some point" then we will be motivated to give this a higher priority, and understand why all of the pandemic training and exercises we participate in are truly needed. After you presentation, I was telling our nurse manager what I had learned and how impressed I was with the presentation itself."
Anne Murphy, Nursing Supervisor, Bartow County Health Department

"This was by far the best information we have received. The presentation was thorough, interesting and current for our needs to educate the community."
Joyce Guice, Nurse Manager, Haralson County Health Department

Your presentation was most interesting and the best one that I have ever heard about why we are seeing an increase in zoonotic diseases.
Judy Weber, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Mid Michigan District Health Department

"I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation and believe every US citizen should have an opportunity to view it to open people's eyes to the potential threat that would effect everybody and how rapidly it could happen."
Stacy Henderson, Public Health Nurse Coordinator, Catoosa County Health Department

"The staff survey revealed overwhelmingly that your presentation on Pandemic Flu was the most comprehensive, informative and useful to date... Your sobering recommendations and primary prevention measures are a call to action for public health leaders. I strongly recommend your presentation to every health department involved with Pandemic Flu community education efforts and underscore your presentation for all Pandemic Flu town meetings."
Claudia Edwards, Public Health Director, Broome County Health Department

"Dr. Greger's talk on the looming threat of an avian influenza pandemic was gripping and graphic--he addressed the public health issues and provided a perspective many had not heard before. His presentation received very positive feedback from physicians, researchers, and public health workers. His focus on the role of domesticated chickens in the emergence of highly pathogenic influenza viruses was thought provoking and has engendered much discussion on the appropriate policy issues to reduce the threat."
Ronald M. Atlas Graduate Dean, University of Louisville, and Co-Director of the Center for Health Hazards Preparedness

"Dr. Greger fills in the gaps between human and veterinary medicine with his assessment of how the domestication of animals impacted the evolution of infectious diseases. A compelling analysis of perhaps the next great pandemic facing the global population."
W. Paul McKinney, Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine, Associate Dean, School of Public Health, and Co-Director of the Center for Health Hazards Preparedness

"I wanted to thank you for your wonderful, exciting presentation. Early in the morning it's difficult to get everyone's blood flowing, but you did it! It was not only entertaining and informative but brilliantly sprinkled with your humorous asides keeping everyone on the edge of their seats waiting for the next tidbit to spring from your wealth of knowledge. I'm still asking myself what I did right to get a speaker of your caliber to pay us a visit!"
Ellie Weingardt, Highland Park Rotary Centennial President