Ebola

Ebola

The Natural and Human History of A Deadly Virus

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In 1976 a deadly virus emerged from the Congo forest. As swiftly as it came, it disappeared, leaving no trace. Over the four decades since, Ebola has emerged sporadically, each time to devastating effect. It can kill up to 90 percent of its victims. In between these outbreaks, it is untraceable, hiding deep in the jungle. The search is on to find Ebola’s elusive host animal. And until we find it, Ebola will continue to strike. Acclaimed science writer and explorer David Quammen first came near the virus while he was traveling in the jungles of Gabon, accompanied by local men whose village had been devastated by a recent outbreak. Here he tells the story of Ebola—its past, present, and its unknowable future.Extracted from Spillover by David Quammen, updated and with additional material.
“A frightening and fascinating masterpiece of science reporting that reads like a detective story.” —Walter Isaacson

Baker & Taylor
Tells the history of the deadly disease, why it appears and disappears so suddenly, and what might happen in the future if its host animal is never found.

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Quammen presents readers with an investigation of the story of Ebola, its emergence from the Congo in 1976, the present situation of outbreaks in many African nations, and its global future potential. The author has organized the main body of his text in twenty-one roughly chronological chapters, analyzing the impact of each stage in the history of this disease in human populations, its sporadic reemergence in the decades since 1976, its deadly potential as a pathogen, and the search for its host animal deep in the jungle. David Quammen is an acclaimed journalist, science writer, and explorer based in Montana. Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)

Baker
& Taylor

Tells the history of the deadly disease, why it appears and disappears so suddenly and what might happen in the future if its host animal is never found.

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2014]
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2014]
ISBN: 9780393351552
0393351556
Branch Call Number: 614.57 QUA 2014
Characteristics: 119 p. ; cm

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