The Next Pandemic

On the Front Lines Against Humankind's Gravest Dangers

Ranked #73 in Immunology

An inside account of the fight to contain the world’s deadliest diseases—and the panic and corruption that make them worse

Throughout history, humankind’s biggest killers have been infectious diseases; the Black Death, the Spanish Flu, and AIDS alone account for over one hundred million deaths. We ignore this reality most of the time, but when a new threat (Ebola, SARS, Zika) seems imminent, we send our best and bravest doctors to contain it--people like Dr. Ali S. Khan.

In his long career as a public health first responder—protected by a thin mask from infected...

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