Deadly Invaders: Virus Outbreaks Around the World

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Denise Grady

Narrated By: Susan Bennett

Publisher: Recorded Books

Date: November 2009

Duration: 3 hours 0 minutes


An epidemic strikes the United States, plunging the country into chaos. New York Times medical reporter Denise Grady uses this terrifying scenario, taken from the pages of a U.S. government report on the potential outcome of a pandemic, as the starting point for a journey into the gripping world of emerging diseases. In search of a better understanding of these often deadly diseases, Grady heads to Angola, the site of the 2005 Marburg virus epidemic, a disease closely related to Ebola. On the ground, and sometimes frighteningly close to victims of the disease, Denise explores the realities of health care in the developing world, and its potential effects on our own welfare. With supplemental sidebars that explain key scientific and social issues and in-depth chapters on the origins and spread of Marburg, avian flu, HIV, SARS, West Nile virus, hantavirus, and monkeypox, this is a fascinating look at the health dangers we face in a global society.


  • Marian k

    Nothing new here. Very little pertinent information. Felt someone was just trying to get through the book ???? as quickly as possible. Dire predictions for the future with very little basis. Disappointed ????

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