David Quammen's "Spillover"

Oct 19, 2012

Native Cincinnatian David Quammen published his first novel at age 20, but after 3 books, realized the dire situation the world’s environment was in so became a dedicated science writer. His newest book paints a frightening picture of how infectious diseases such as AIDS and Ebola make their way more quickly around the globe, but points out that they begin in wild animals and pass to humans by a process called spillover. Thane Maynard talks with David Quammen about how this happens as detailed in his new book, Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic.