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- By: David Quammen
- Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
- Length: 20 hrs and 47 mins
The emergence of strange new diseases is a frightening problem that seems to be getting worse. In this age of speedy travel, it threatens a worldwide pandemic. We hear news reports of Ebola, SARS, AIDS, and something called Hendra killing horses and people in Australia - but those reports miss the big truth that such phenomena are part of a single pattern. The bugs that transmit these diseases share one thing: they originate in wild animals and pass to humans by a process called spillover. David Quammen tracks this subject around the world.
Good story with a few slow moments
- By K on 05-11-14
one of my favorite epidemiological books as of yet! really enjoyed the depth the author went into to bring the story to light.
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