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A global health catastrophe narrowly averted. A world unprepared for the next great threat.

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 world’s 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. Ebola’s 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 corner—and 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 control—and reveals the truth about how close the world came to a catastrophic global pandemic.

Table of Contents

  1. Front Cover
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  1. Front Flap, Maps, Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Cast of Characters
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xiii-xvi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-6
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  1. 1. Emile
  2. pp. 7-16
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  1. 2. A Mysterious Killer
  2. pp. 17-32
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  1. 3. Into the Fight
  2. pp. 33-42
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  1. 4. A Turning Point
  2. pp. 43-58
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  1. 5. Roaring Back
  2. pp. 59-70
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  1. 6. Death of a Hero
  2. pp. 71-78
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  1. 7. Lagos
  2. pp. 79-88
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  1. 8. The Samaritans
  2. pp. 89-98
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  1. 9. A Call for Help
  2. pp. 99-122
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  1. 10. 70-30
  2. pp. 123-136
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  1. 11. Darkest Days
  2. pp. 137-152
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  1. 12. Deployment
  2. pp. 153-168
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  1. 13. Dallas
  2. pp. 169-184
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  1. 14. The Ebola Czar
  2. pp. 185-198
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  1. 15. Panic and Quarantine
  2. pp. 199-214
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  1. 16. The Obama Phones
  2. pp. 215-226
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  1. 17. The Burial Teams
  2. pp. 227-242
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  1. 18. A Waning Tide
  2. pp. 243-252
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  1. 19. Medicine without Borders
  2. pp. 253-268
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  1. 20. The Next Outbreak
  2. pp. 269-278
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 279-282
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  1. Notes
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 293-306
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  1. Back Flap
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780815731368
Related ISBN
9780815731351
MARC Record
OCLC
1015887004
Pages
300
Launched on MUSE
2018-01-18
Language
English
Open Access
No
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