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"Public health expert Paul Farmer describes the historical origins of the 2014 Ebola epidemic"-- Provided by publisher. In 2014 a devastating virus spread through West Africa, prompting fear and panic around the world. The Ebola crisis resulted in loss of life and economic disruption on a grand scale-- and yet this outcome was by no means inevitable. Farmer experienced the Ebola outbreak firsthand, and here he offers the first substantive, on-the-ground account of this fast-moving medical catastrophe. He shows how old-school racism and colonialism have morphed into present day threats to public health. -- adapted from jacket
Machine generated contents note: pt. I Ebola Hits Home 1. The Twenty-Fifth Epidemic? 2. Tough Calls 3. Ibrahim's Second Chance 4. The Two Ordeals of Yabom Interlude I Down the Rabbit Hole pt. II Fevers, Feuds, and Diamonds 5. The Upper Guinea Coast and the World the Slaves Made 6. The Great Scramble and the Rise of the Pasteurians 7. A World at War: The Making of a Clinical Desert 8. Things Fall Apart: Civil War and Its Aftermath Interlude II The Crisis Caravan pt. III Death and Life After Ebola 9. How Ebola Kills: An Exercise in Social Medicine 10. The Silly Things and the Fever Next Time.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 527-619) and index.