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The Fatal Strain: On the Trail of Avian Flu and the Coming Pandemicby Alan Sipress
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A riveting account of why science alone can't stop the next pandemic.
In 2009, Swine Flu reminded us that pandemics still happen, and award- winning journalist Alan Sipress reminds us that far worse could be brewing. When a highly lethal strain of avian flu broke out in Asia in 2003 and raced westward, Sipress, as a reporter for The Washington Post, tracked the virus across nine countries, watching its secrets elude the world's brightest scientists and most intrepid disease hunters. A vivid portrayal of the struggle between man and microbe, The Fatal Strain is a fast-moving account that weaves cultural, political, and scientific strands into a tale of inevitable pandemic.
In 2009, Swine Flu reminded us that pandemics still happen, and Sipress reminds readers that far worse could be brewing. "The Fatal Strain" is a fast-moving account that weaves cultural, political, and scientific strands into a tale of inevitable pandemic.
About the Author
Alan Sipress is the economics editor at The Washington Post and a longtime foreign correspondent. He lives in Washington, D.C.
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