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Author Quammen, David, 1948-
Title Spillover : animal infections and the next human pandemic / David Quammen.
Published New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2012.
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LOCATION CALL # STATUS
 Floor4  RA639 .Q83 2012    IN LIBRARY
  
Edition 1st ed.
Description 587 p. : maps ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Pale horse -- Thirteen gorillas -- Everything comes from somewhere -- Dinner at the rat farm -- The deer, the parrot, and the kid next door -- Going viral -- Celestial hosts -- The chimp and the river-- It depends.
Summary Examines the emergence and causes of new diseases all over the world, describing a process called "spillover" where illness originates in wild animals before being passed to humans and discusses the potential for the next huge pandemic.
Subject Animals as carriers of disease.
Zoonoses.
Communicable diseases in animals.
Epidemics.
World health -- Diseases -- History.
Alternate Title Animal infections and the next human pandemic
ISBN 9780393066807 (hbk.)
0393066800
OCLC number 806985373