Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond, Paperback

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A thrilling glimpse into the next likely global contagion---and how to stop it. Over the past fifty years, more than three hundred infectious diseases have emerged or reemerged in new territory. Experts around the world are bracing for a deadly, disr...
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A thrilling glimpse into the next likely global contagion---and how to stop it. Over the past fifty years, more than three hundred infectious diseases have emerged or reemerged in new territory. Experts around the world are bracing for a deadly, disruptive pandemic. In Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond, prizewinning journalist Sonia Shah reveals how that could happen, by drawing parallels between cholera---one of history's most deadly and disruptive pandemic-causing pathogens---and the new diseases that stalk us today. As Shah traces each stage of cholera's dramatic journey from harmless microbe to world-changing pandemic, she reports on the pathogens that have followed cholera's footsteps---from the MRSA bacterium that besieges her own family to the never-before-seen killers emerging from China's wet markets, the surgical wards of New Delhi, the slums of Port-au-Prince, and the suburban backyards of the East Coast. A true story that is both gripping and alarming, Pandemic delves deep into the convoluted science, strange politics, and the checkered history of one of the world's deadliest diseases, offering a prelude to the future that's impossible to ignore.
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