David Quammen on ‘Spillover’ of animal diseases into humans
October 16, 2012
Avian flu. Ebola. SARS. AIDS. All of us have been exposed, at least in the media, to diseases that have migrated from animal hosts to humans, a phenomenon scientists call “spillover. That’s also the name of acclaimed science writer DAVID QUAMMEN‘s new book. In “Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic,” Quammen brings us along to the cutting edge of tracking and understanding these dangerous diseases on a rooftop in Bangladesh, a forest in the Congo, a Chinese rat farm, a suburban woodland in New York and high-biosecurity laboratories.
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