To Catch a Virus Second Edition Explores the Gripping History of Viral Epidemics

Sept. 14, 2022

Washington, D.C. – September 14, 2022 – Following the journey of viral epidemics from the late 1800s to the present, a new, expanded edition of To Catch a Virus explores the evolution of viral diagnostic methods over the past century through a collection of gripping historical narratives. New from ASM Press and Wiley, To Catch a Virus chronicles the ongoing story of viral outbreaks, epidemics and resulting public health challenges. Of particular note in this new edition, master storytellers John Booss, Marilyn J. August and Marie Louise Landry take readers through the most significant public health threat of our time as they recount the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting the people, the pathogen, and the progress in both diagnostic laboratories and other clinical settings that has touched every aspect of global health. The new edition will be released October 15, 2022.

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From yellow fever and smallpox, to AIDS and COVID-19 – and the detective work of those determined to identify the culprits and treat the infected – To Catch a Virus guides readers through the mysterious process of catching novel viruses and controlling deadly viral epidemics. Photographs, rich biographical sketches of key figures, diagrams of diagnostic procedures, micrographs of virus-infected cells, timelines and a new glossary of key terms shape the compelling narratives of history’s most consequential viral epidemics.

Listen to the podcast episode of Meet the Microbiologist, featuring the authors of To Catch a Virus:


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