Ebola: The Natural and Human History of a Deadly Virus
EBOLA: unravelling the the mystery of one of the world's most deadly diseases 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... show more
EBOLA: unravelling the the mystery of one of the world's most deadly diseases
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% 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.
Publish date: 2014-10-20
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 128
Edition language: English
I like microbiology, as in I like to learn about it (not I like the diseases). For me it's one of the most interesting fields of biomedical sciences. So I've chosen all extra microbiology courses, like Virology and Advanced Microbiology, but did I learn about Ebola? During my first course Microbio...
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