All listings for this product
About this product
- DescriptionUntil recently, Zika virus - once considered a mild disease - was hardly a cause for global panic. But as early as August 2015, doctors in Brazil's rtheast region began to tice a trend: many mothers who had recently experienced Zika symptoms were giving birth to babies with microcephaly, a serious disorder characterised by unusually small heads and brain damage. By the beginning of 2016, Zika was making headlines as evidence mounted and eventually confirmed that mircocephaly is a direct result of the virus which can be contracted through mosquito bites or sexually transmitted. As reported cases inch rthward, the question of the moment is how far will the epidemic spread? In Zika, The New York Times science reporter Donald G. McNeil Jr. sets the facts straight in a fascinating exploration of Zika's origins, how it is spreading, the race for a cure and what we can do to protect ourselves w.
- Author BiographyDonald G. McNeil Jr. is a science reporter covering plagues and pestilences for The New York Times, where he began work as a copy boy in 1976. He is a former Africa correspondent and has reported from fifty-five countries.
- Author(s)Donald G McNeil
- PublisherWW Norton & Co
- Date of Publication29/07/2016
- SubjectFamily & Health: General
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintWW Norton & Co
- Weight190 g
- Width140 mm
- Height211 mm
- Spine17 mm
Best-selling in Non-Fiction Books
Save on Non-Fiction Books
- AU $61.30Trending at AU $73.28
- AU $82.00Trending at AU $99.54
- AU $50.16Trending at AU $55.78
- AU $33.32Trending at AU $36.33
- AU $36.16Trending at AU $48.86
- AU $18.16Trending at AU $21.21
- AU $25.01Trending at AU $27.39
This item doesn't belong on this page.
Thanks, we'll look into this.