Pandemic tells the story of how pathogens evolve, spreads and crosses over the specie boundaries to lay waist to us humans. Sonia Shah looks at both the history and what the future holds for us in regards to Pandemics the event that strikes fears into all.
The author uses the history of Cholera to thread all the chapter together as she covers how pandemics happen to the conditions that makes pathogens a mass killer. Each chapter builds the readers knowledge and scares you just a little bit more. As humans strived to improve their life and explore the world around them they also opened the gates for pathogens to follow and lay waste.
If I could go back to being a young lad I would strive to become a Virologist. This topic fascinates me as much as it scares me. Sonia Shah has delivered a well-balanced and informative book. By exploring the history of Cholera she ties it in seamlessly to the modern day pathogens such as Ebola, SARS and Avian and Swine flu. I highly recommend this book to one and all......now where's that hand sanitizer?