The Fatal Strain

The Fatal Strain

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 138 x 212 x 26mm | 340.19g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, map
  • 0143118307
  • 9780143118305
  • 1,151,078

About Alan Sipress

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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Superb and sobering The Washington Post A thorough reporter who knows how to tell a story Bloomberg News
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