The Fatal Strain: On the Trail of Avian Flu and the Coming Pandemic

The Fatal Strain: On the Trail of Avian Flu and the Coming Pandemic

by Alan Sipress

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The Fatal Strain: On the Trail of Avian Flu and the Coming Pandemic by Alan Sipress

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101145517
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/12/2009
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 416
File size: 668 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Alan Sipress is economics editor at The Washington Post and a longtime foreign correspondent, based most recently in Southeast Asia. In 2005, a Post team he anchored was awarded the Jesse Laventhol Prize for Deadline Writing for coverage of the South Asian tsunami. This is his first book. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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