Spillover – Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic

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The next big human pandemic—the next disease cataclysm, perhaps on the scale of AIDS or the 1918 influenza—is likely to be caused by a new virus coming to humans from wildlife. Experts call such an event “spillover” and they warn us to brace ourselves. David Quammen has tracked this subject from the jungles of Central Africa, the rooftops of Bangladesh, and the caves of southern China to the laboratories where researchers work in space suits to study lethal viruses. He illuminates the dynamics of Ebola, SARS, bird flu, Lyme disease, and other emerging threats and tells the story of AIDS and its origins as it has never before been told. Spillover reads like a mystery tale, full of mayhem and clues and questions. When the Next Big One arrives, what will it look like? From which innocent host animal will it emerge? Will we be ready?

AuthorDavid Quammen
Height830 mm
Length550 mm
Width110 mm
Weight100 g
Language TypePublished
Number Of Items1
Number Of Pages592
Package Quantity1
Part Number9780393346619
Product GroupBook
Publication Date2013-10-04
PublisherW. W. Norton & Company
StudioW. W. Norton & Company
Sales Rank181369

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