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A Look at the Global Spread of Infectious Disease

Writer Laurie Garrett has been a science reporter for NPR, New York "Newsday," "Omni," and other publications. She wrote the new book, "The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance." It explores the emergence of new infectious viruses like AIDS and Ebola, and the new strains of known diseases that are resistant to many treatments. Garrett examines the conditions that favor the spread of these microbes and looks at possible solutions to stop the diseases.

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Other segments from the episode on October 20, 1994

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, October 20, 1994: Interview with Laurie Garrett; Commentary on music from the Vietnam War era; Interview with Laurie Garrett; Review of Hrant Kenkulian's album "Udi Hrant."

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