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Science  29 Apr 2016:
Vol. 352, Issue 6285, pp. 524
DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf6279

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Since the beginning of the Industrial Age, humans have been perturbing the natural world in ways that bring us closer to the pathogens that kill us. Often, we are not their intended host. But we'll do. In Pandemic, journalist Sonia Shah explores the biological, sociological and political factors that can ignite a global disease outbreak. "The next great contagion is out there: waiting, hiding, weaponizing," writes reviewer Christopher Kemp. Will we be ready?