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Ebola: The Natural and Human History

Author: QUAMMEN, DAVID
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Pub Date: 02/10/2014
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781847923431
Availability: In stock
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Quick overview In 1976 a deadly virus emerged from the Congo forest. As swiftly as it came, it disappeared, leaving no trace. The search is on to find Ebola's elusive host animal. And until we find it, Ebola will continue to strike. In this book, the author tells the story of Ebola, its past, present and its unknowable future.
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In 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 per cent 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 whilst travelling 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.

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