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Winter 1998


The New Global Security: A Common Defense Against the Microbe Hordes

Joshua Lederberg won the Nobel Prize in 1958 at age 33 for his pioneering work on the genetic mutation of bacteria. He was formerly president of The Rockefeller University in New York.

New York - A new strain of viral flu that has mysteriously transmitted from chickens to humans was reported in south China. Last year, a new strain of tuberculosis, resistant to the usual antibiotics, was discovered in Africa. A Couple of years back, the Ebola virus spread up the Congo river, and even to Europe, before it was contained.

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