The Chimp and the River: How AIDS Emerged from an African Forest

The Chimp and the River: How AIDS Emerged from an African Forest

David Quammen


In this "frightening and engaging masterpiece" (Walter Isaacson), David Quammen explores the genuine origins of HIV/AIDS.

The genuine tale of AIDS―how it originated with an endemic in a chimpanzee, jumped to at least one human, after which contaminated greater than 60 million people―is very diverse from what such a lot people imagine we all know. fresh examine has published darkish surprises and yielded a substantially new situation of ways AIDS all started and unfold. Excerpted and tailored from the ebook Spillover, with a brand new creation via the writer, Quammen's hair-raising research tracks the virus from chimp populations within the jungles of southeastern Cameroon to laboratories around the globe, as he unravels the mysteries of whilst, the place, and below what situations this kind of consequential "spillover" can occur. An audacious look for solutions amid greater than a century of knowledge, The Chimp and the River tells the haunting story of 1 of the main devastating pandemics of our time.

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