Sonia Shah

Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond

Sonia Shah

Talk: Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond

Interweaving history, original reportage, and personal narrative, Pandemic explores the origins of epidemics, drawing parallels between the story of cholera--one of history's most disruptive and deadly pathogens--and the new pathogens that stalk humankind today, from Ebola and avian influenza to drug-resistant superbugs. She is a science journalist & prize-winning author. Her writing on science, politics, and human rights has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, Scientific American and elsewhere. Her 2010 book, The Fever, which was called a "tour-de-force history of malaria" (New York Times), "rollicking" (Time), and "brilliant" (Wall Street Journal) was long-listed for the Royal Society's Winton Prize.

Sonia Shah

Sonia Shah is an American investigative journalist and author noted for her articles on corporate power - especially with respect to agriculture, oil and pharmaceutical industries - and on gender equality with specific reference to issues that affect developing countries.

Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond

Scientists agree that a pathogen is likely to cause a global pandemic in the near future. But which one? And how?

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