Thoughtful essays, short stories, or poems on philosophical issues related to science, medical practice, and human health. Topics may include science and the human condition, the unanticipated side of epidemic investigations, or how people perceive and cope with infections and illness.
The book club format has enabled expert and nonexpert exploration of infection and epidemiology as encountered in popular literature. This exploration reveals that fiction focusing on apocalyptic disease often uses the zombie as embodiment of infection, as well as an exemplar of current knowledge on emerging disease.
Verran J, Reyes X. Emerging Infectious Literatures and the Zombie Condition. Emerg Infect Dis. 2018;24(9):1774-1778. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2409.170658
Verran J, Reyes X. Emerging Infectious Literatures and the Zombie Condition. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2018;24(9):1774-1778. doi:10.3201/eid2409.170658.
Verran, J., & Reyes, X. (2018). Emerging Infectious Literatures and the Zombie Condition. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 24(9), 1774-1778. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2409.170658.
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