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  • Avian Reservoirs: Virus Hunters and Birdwatchers in Chinese Sentinel Posts

Avian Reservoirs: Virus Hunters and Birdwatchers in Chinese Sentinel Posts

  • 35.00€

Tags: Animal sentinel, China, Warning signals, Pandemics, Zoonotic diseases, Prevention and control, Public health


After experiencing the SARS outbreak in 2003, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan all invested in various techniques to mitigate future pandemics involving myriad cross-species interactions between humans and birds. In some locations microbiologists allied with veterinarians and birdwatchers to follow the mutations of flu viruses in birds and humans and create preparedness strategies, while in others, public health officials worked toward preventing pandemics by killing thousands of birds. In Avian Reservoirs: Virus Hunters and Birdwatchers in Chinese Sentinel Posts, Frédéric Keck offers a comparative analysis of these responses, tracing how the anticipation of bird flu pandemics has changed relations between birds and humans in China. 250 p.

 

Authors expertises affiliations

  •  Frédéric KeckSenior Researcher at CNRS, Director of the Laboratory for Social Anthropology in Paris France).

  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • Publication date (print): 2020-01
  • ISBN (print): 978-1-4780-0613-8
  • ISBN (ebook PDF): 978-1-4780-0755-5

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