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Quammen, David, 1948-
Spillover : animal infections and the next human pandemic / David Quammen
Alternate Title Animal infections and the next human pandemic
1st ed
New York : W.W. Norton, c2012
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  RA639 .Q83 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Animals as carriers of disease
Zoonoses
Communicable diseases in animals
Epidemics -- Forecasting
Communicable diseases -- Forecasting
World health -- Forecasting
Physical Description 587 p. : maps ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [531]-558) 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

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