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Pandemic - Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond (Paperback) Loot Price: R204
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Pandemic - Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond (Paperback): Sonia Shah
Pandemic - Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond (Paperback): Sonia Shah

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Pandemic - Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond (Paperback)

Sonia Shah

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More than three hundred infectious diseases have emerged or reemerged in new territory during the past fifty years, and ninety percent of epidemiologists expect that one of them will cause a disruptive, deadly pandemic sometime in the next two generations. To reveal how that might happen, Sonia Shah tracks each stage of cholera's dramatic journey from harmless microbe to world-changing pandemic, from its 1817 emergence in the South Asian hinterlands to its rapid dispersal across the nineteenth-century world and its latest beachhead in Haiti. She reports on the pathogens following in cholera's footsteps, from the MRSA bacterium that besieges her own family to the never-before-seen killers emerging from China's wet markets, the surgical wards of New Delhi, the slums of Port-au-Prince, and the suburban backyards of the East Coast. A deep-dive into the convoluted science, strange politics, and checkered history of one of the world's deadliest diseases, Pandemic reveals what the next epidemic might look like--and what we can do to prevent it.

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Imprint: Picador USA
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2017
Authors: Sonia Shah
Dimensions: 210 x 140 x 20mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 271
ISBN-13: 978-1-250-11800-4
Barcode: 9781250118004
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LSN: 1-250-11800-X

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