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- Author: Quammen, DavidDate:Created2013Summary:
Examines the emergence and causes of new diseases all over the world, describing a process called "spillover" where illness originates in wild animals before being passed to humans and discusses the potential for the next huge pandemic. The author illuminates the dynamics of Ebola, SARS, bird flu, Lyme disease, and other emerging threats and tells the story of AIDS and its origins as it has never before been told..Contents:
Subject(s): Animals as carriers of disease | Communicable diseases in animals | Epidemics | Forecasting | Science | World health | ZoonosesOriginal Publisher: New York, W.W. NortonLanguage(s): EnglishISBN: 9780393239225, 0393239225, 9781409019824, 1409019829
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