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Author Quammen, David, 1948- author.

Title The chimp and the river : how AIDS emerged from an African forest / David Quammen.

Publication Info. New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2015]


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 Plainville Public Library - Non Fiction  614.59 QUA    Check Shelf
Description 174 pages ; 21 cm
Note "Extracted from Spillover : animal infections and the next human pandemic, updated and with additional material"--Title page verso.
Summary "The real story of AIDS--how it originated with a virus in a chimpanzee, jumped to one human, and then infected more than 60 million people--is very different from what most of us think we know. Recent research has revealed dark surprises and yielded a radically new scenario of how AIDS began and spread. Excerpted and adapted from the book Spillover, with a new introduction by the author, Quammen's ... investigation tracks the virus from chimp populations in the jungles of southeastern Cameroon to laboratories across the globe, as he unravels the mysteries of when, where, and under what circumstances such a consequential 'spillover' can happen"--Page 4 of cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-159) and index.
Subject AIDS (Disease) -- Etiology.
Animals as carriers of disease.
Chimpanzees -- Cameroon.
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome -- etiology -- Popular Works.
HIV -- pathogenicity -- Popular Works.
Zoonoses -- Popular Works.
Added Author Based on (work): Quammen, David, 1948- Spillover : animal infections and the next human pandemic.
Added Title How AIDS emerged from an African forest
ISBN 9780393350845
0393350843 (paperback)
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