Epidemic by Reid Wilson audiobook

Epidemic: Ebola and the Global Scramble to Prevent the Next Killer Outbreak

By Reid Wilson, PhD
Read by Jonathan Yen

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11.93 Hours Unabridged
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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.

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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.

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Author Bio: Reid Wilson PhD

Author Bio: Reid Wilson PhD

Reid Wilson, PhD, is an internationally recognized specialist in the treatment of panic and anxiety disorders as well as the coauthor of Stop Obsessing: How to Overcome Your Obsessions and Compulsions. He is in private practice in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 11.93
Audience: Adult
Language: English