Ebola and the Global Race to Prevent the Next Killer Outbreak

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In December 2013, a young boy in a tiny West African village contracted the deadly Ebola virus. The virus spread to his relatives, then to neighboring communities, then across international borders. The worlds first urban Ebola outbreak quickly overwhelmed the global health system and threatened to kill millions. In an increasingly interconnected world in which everyone is one or two flights away from New York or London or Beijing, even a localized epidemic can become a pandemic. Ebolas spread through West Africa to Nigeria, the United Kingdom and the United States sounded global alarms that the next killer outbreak is right around the cornerand that the world is woefully unprepared to combat a new deadly disease. From the poorest villages of rural West Africa to the Oval Office itself, this book tells the story of a deadly virus that spun wildly out of controland reveals the truth about how close the world came to a catastrophic global pandemic.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. :, Brookings Institution Press,, 2018
Copyright Date: @2018
ISBN: 9780815731351
Characteristics: xiv, 298 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Brookings Institution


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