The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years
In recent years, malaria has emerged as a cause célèbre for voguish philanthropists. Bill Gates, Bono, and Laura Bush are only a few of the personalities who have lent their names—and opened their pocketbooks—in hopes of curing the disease. Still, in a time when every emergent disease inspires waves of panic, why aren't we doing more to eradicate one of our oldest foes? And how does a parasitic disease that we've known how to prevent for more than a century still infect 500 million people every year, killing nearly 1 million of them?
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - scottjpearson - LibraryThing
Especially during the later Bush years, I heard a lot about mosquito nets to prevent malaria. It was a simple intervention that provided real action. Now, I'm told many (actually, most) of those ... Read full review
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I really love singular issue books. This is an in-depth look at malaria and how it has managed to elude complete eradication. This parasite is very adaptable and whenever we find a cure it finds a way ... Read full review