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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]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    614.5993 QUA    Available
Description 174 pages ; 21 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note "Extracted from Spillover : animal infections and the next human pandemic, updated and with additional material"--Title page verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-159) and index.
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.
Subject AIDS (Disease) -- Etiology.
Animals as carriers of disease.
Chimpanzees -- Cameroon.
Added Author Quammen, David, 1948- Spillover : animal infections and the next human pandemic
Added Title How AIDS emerged from an African forest
ISBN 9780393350845
0393350843 (pbk.)

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