Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic
First, a horse in Brisbane falls ill: fever, swelling, bloody froth. Then thirteen others drop dead. The foreman at the stables becomes ill and the trainer dies. What is going on?
As globalization spreads and as we destroy the ancient ecosystems, we encounter strange and dangerous infections that originate in animals but that can be transmitted to humans. Diseases that were contained are being set free and the results are potentially catastrophic.
In a journey that takes him from southern China to the Congo, from Bangladesh to Australia, David Quammen tracks these infections to their source and asks what we can do to prevent some new pandemic spreading across the face of the earth.
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Review: Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human PandemicUser Review - Andrea Greenleaf - Goodreads
Fascinating book. The complex science is clearly explained, and the narrative is engagingly written. I picked it up originally because in a parallel universe I'm an epidemiologist and because the ... Read full review
Review: Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human PandemicUser Review - Robert Davidson - Goodreads
Excellent book by a very articulate Author who knows his Subject. Reads like a series of Detective Novels except these incidents are all true. At present there is another outbreak of Ebola in Central ... Read full review