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Epidemic : Ebola and the Global Race to Prevent the Next Killer Outbreak

Author: Reid Wilson
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, 2018.
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A global health catastrophe narrowly averted. A world unprepared for the next great threat. In December 2013, a young boy in a tiny West African village contracted the deadly Ebola virus. The virus spread to his relatives, then to neighboring communities, then across international borders. The world's first urban Ebola outbreak quickly overwhelmed the global health system and threatened to kill millions. In an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wilson, Reid.
Epidemic : Ebola and the Global Scramble to Prevent the Next Killer Outbreak.
La Vergne : Brookings Institution Press, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Reid Wilson
ISBN: 9780815731368 0815731361
OCLC Number: 1015887004
Description: 1 online resource (328 pages)
Contents: Emile --
A mysterious killer --
Into the fight --
A turning point --
Roaring back --
Death of a hero --
Lagos --
The samaritans --
A call for help --
70-30 --
Darkest days --
Deployment --
Dallas --
The Ebola czar --
Panic and quarantine --
The Obama phones --
The burial team --
A waning tide --
Medicine without borders --
The next outbreak.
Other Titles: Ebola and the Global Scramble to Prevent the Next Killer Outbreak
Responsibility: Reid Wilson.

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A global health catastrophe narrowly averted. A world unprepared for the next great threat. In December 2013, a young boy in a tiny West African village contracted the deadly Ebola virus. The virus spread to his relatives, then to neighboring communities, then across international borders. The world's first urban Ebola outbreak quickly overwhelmed the global health system and threatened to kill millions. In an increasingly interconnected world in which everyone is one or two flights away from New York or London or Beijing, even a localized epidemic can become a pandemic. Ebola's spread through West Africa to Nigeria, the United Kingdom and the United States sounded global alarms that the next killer outbreak is right around the corner--and that the world is woefully unprepared to combat a new deadly disease. From the poorest villages of rural West Africa to the Oval Office itself, this book tells the story of a deadly virus that spun wildly out of control--and reveals the truth about how close the world came to a catastrophic global pandemic.

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The 2013 Ebola outbreak in West Africa killed at least 11,000 people, mostly in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. As this excellent book show, the international health community was woefully Read more...

 
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