Epidemic: Ebola and the Global Scramble to Prevent the Next by Reid Wilson

By Reid Wilson

A international wellbeing and fitness disaster narrowly prevented. a global unprepared for the following nice threat.

In December 2013, a tender boy in a tiny West African village shriveled the lethal Ebola virus. The virus unfold to his kin, then to neighboring groups, then throughout overseas borders. The world’s first city Ebola outbreak quick beaten the worldwide future health method and threatened to kill millions.

In an more and more interconnected international during which everyone seems to be one or flights clear of ny or London or Beijing, even a localized epidemic can develop into a plague. Ebola’s unfold via West Africa to Nigeria, the uk and the U.S. sounded worldwide alarms that the subsequent killer outbreak is correct round the corner—and that the area is woefully unprepared to wrestle a brand new lethal disease.

From the poorest villages of rural West Africa to the Oval workplace itself, this publication tells the tale of a perilous virus that spun wildly out of control—and unearths the reality approximately how shut the area got here to a catastrophic international pandemic.

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