Books Sonia Shah Books by Sonia Shah Sonia Shah has written books about: Nonfiction Science & Health History & Society Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Sonia Shah Ebola virus particles (blue) emerge from a chronically infected African green monkey cell. NIAID/Flickr hide caption toggle caption NIAID/Flickr Shots - Health News 'Pandemic' Asks: Is A Disease That Will Kill Tens Of Millions Coming? Fresh Air February 22, 2016 Author Sonia Shah says that urbanization and air travel put the global population at an increased risk for disease. "Zika is a great example of how new pathogens are emerging today," she says. 'Pandemic' Asks: Is A Disease That Will Kill Tens Of Millions Coming? Listen · 37:46 37:46 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/467637849/467688331" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Opinion New In Paperback Striking Stories: Celebrity Stalkers, Espionage And A Global Scourge June 16, 2011 Jane Smiley, Carl Hiaasen, James Lee Burke and Alan Furst all return with novels in which the characters gradually awaken to the toxicity of their choices, while in nonfiction, Sonia Shah looks at how malaria has ruled humankind for 500,000 years. Malaria is spread through mosquitoes that have been infiltrated by the Plasmodium parasite. Associated Press hide caption toggle caption Associated Press Global Health Malaria: The 500,000-Year-Old 'Fever' That Won't Die Fresh Air July 20, 2010 If public health officials know how to prevent malaria, the mosquito-borne pathogen that kills more than a million people each year, why isn't more being done to eradicate the infectious disease? That's the question journalist Sonia Shah decided to answer in her book, The Fever, which examines why malaria continues to spread around the globe. Malaria: The 500,000-Year-Old 'Fever' That Won't Die Listen · 20:23 20:23 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/128512803/128644977" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Review Book Reviews Malaria's 'Fever': A Global Scourge For 500,000 Years July 12, 2010 Sonia Shah's The Fever is a compelling account of a disease that remains out of sight — and out of mind — for most Americans, even as it slowly tightens its grip on other parts of the world. The treatable disease was eradicated in the U.S. 60 years ago, but it still kills about 1 million people around the world each year.