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.
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.
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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.
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