Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic by David Quammen.Compared to some others, it seems relatively minor. Its mortal impact, in numerical terms, was small at the start and has remained small; its geographical scope was narrowly local and later episodes havent carried it much more widely. It made its debut near Brisbane, Australia, in Initially there were two cases, only one of them fatal. No, wait, correction: There were two human cases, one human fatality.
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ISBN: Hardcover With evolution to provide the fuel and chance to provide the spark, infections can burst through barriers, ravaging habitats like wildfire. When we cannot control the variables, our own habitat could be the next microbial target. Spillover includes adventure, action, and mystery. Quammen journeys across the globe to track down the origins of human epidemics and pandemics.
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The next big and murderous human pandemic, the one that kills us in millions, will be caused by a new disease--new to humans, anyway. The bug that's responsible will be strange, unfamiliar, but it won't come from outer space. Odds are that the killer pathogen--most likely a virus--will spill over into humans from a nonhuman animal.