Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic

By: Quammen, David

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The next big human pandemic -- bigger than AIDS or the 1918 influenza -- is likely to be caused by a zoonotic virus, one that jumps from a wild animal to infect a human host. Experts call such an event "spillover," and they warn us to brace ourselves. David Quammen has tracked this subject from the jungles of Central Africa, the rooftops of Bangladesh, and the caves of southern China to the laboratories where researchers work in space suits to study lethal viruses. ... When the Next Big One arrives, what will it look like? From which innocent host animal will it emerge? Will we be ready?

Title: Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic

Author Name: Quammen, David

Categories: Science,

Publisher: New York, W.W. Norton: 2012

ISBN Number: 0393346617

ISBN Number 13: 9780393346619

Book Condition: New

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