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Zika - The Emerging Epidemic

Donald G. McNeil

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Description:

A gripping narrative about the Zika virus from the New York Times science reporter covering the outbreak. Until recently, Zika virus-once considered a mild disease-was hardly a cause for global panic. But as early as August of 2015, doctors in Brazil's northeast region began to notice a trend: many mothers who had recently experienced Zika symptoms were giving birth to babies with microcephaly, a serious disorder characterized by unusually small heads and brain damage. By the beginning of 2016, Zika was making headlines as evidence mounted, and eventually confirmed, that microcephaly is a direct result of the virus, which can be contracted through mosquito bites or sexually transmitted. As reported cases inch northward, the question of the moment has become: how far will the epidemic spread? In Zika, New York Times science reporter Donald G. McNeil Jr. sets the facts straight in a fascinating exploration of Zika's origins, how it's spreading, the race for a cure, and what we can do to protect ourselves now.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Dan Woren

Length:

5h 1m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:58


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:52


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:04


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:37


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:25


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:00


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:08


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:59


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:53


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:57


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:51


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:50


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:28


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:28


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:27


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:43


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:27


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:12


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:57


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:59


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:20


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:39


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:31


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:29


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:51


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:59


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:39


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:16


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:11


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:42


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:29


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

09:24


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:34


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:09


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:47


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

09:14


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:31


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:35


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:20


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:06


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:18


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

00:32