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Ebola : the natural and human history of a deadly virus

Author: David Quammen
Publisher: New York, New York : W W Norton & Company, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Overview: 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular Works
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Quammen
ISBN: 9780393351552 0393351556
OCLC Number: 891494844
Notes: Extracted, with updated and additional material, from: Spillover : animal infections and the next human pandemic / David Quammen. c2012.
Description: 119 pages : map ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Natural and human history of a deadly virus
Responsibility: David Quammen.

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Overview: 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.

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