Epidemic

Ebola and the Global Scramble to Prevent the Next Killer Outbreak
Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (27 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A global health catastrophe narrowly averted. A world unprepared for the next great threat.

In December 2013, a young boy in a tiny West African village contracted the deadly Ebola virus. The virus spread to his relatives, then to neighboring communities, then across international borders. The world's first urban Ebola outbreak quickly overwhelmed the global health system and threatened to kill millions.

In an increasingly interconnected world in which everyone is one or two flights away from New York or London or Beijing, even a localized epidemic can become a pandemic. Ebola's spread through West Africa to Nigeria, the United Kingdom and the United States sounded global alarms that the next killer outbreak is right around the corner - and that the world is woefully unprepared to combat a new deadly disease.

From the poorest villages of rural West Africa to the Oval Office itself, this book tells the story of a deadly virus that spun wildly out of control - and reveals the truth about how close the world came to a catastrophic global pandemic.

©2018 The Brookings Institution (P)2018 Tantor

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Horrible writing.

Tiny amount of interesting fact thrown in with subjective political commentary. I was hoping for real details and was certainly not expecting all of the political commentary. Avoid this book if you want anything unbiased.

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informational worth low

given previous administration it's as if they tried to spread it with enpt people most part this book is just good for information, military had it's hands tied.

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Ebola

Global response to very dangerous viruses and what to do to stop this problem spreading.

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  • PennyCooper
  • 11-08-18

Interesting

It is a detailed description of the duration of the ebola virus outbreak however the readers voice grated making it less easy to listen to than it might have been.