Ebola: The Natural and Human History of a Deadly Virus

Ebola: The Natural and Human History of a Deadly Virus

David Quammen

“A scary and engaging masterpiece of technological know-how reporting that reads like a detective story.” —Walter Isaacson

In 1976 a dangerous virus emerged from the Congo woodland. As quickly because it got here, it disappeared, leaving no hint. Over the 4 a long time due to the fact that, Ebola has emerged sporadically, every time to devastating impact. it will possibly kill as much as ninety percentage of its sufferers. In among those outbreaks, it really is untraceable, hiding deep within the jungle. the hunt is directly to locate Ebola’s elusive host animal. And until eventually we discover it, Ebola will proceed to strike. Acclaimed technological know-how author and explorer David Quammen first got here close to the virus whereas he was once touring within the jungles of Gabon, observed via neighborhood males whose village were devastated by means of a up to date outbreak. right here he tells the tale of Ebola—its previous, current, and its unknowable future.

Extracted from Spillover through David Quammen, up to date and with extra material.

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