The Fever

How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years

By Sonia Shah
(Picador USA, Paperback, 9780312573010, 309pp.)

Publication Date: June 21, 2011

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In recent years, malaria has emerged as a cause celebre for voguish philanthropists. Bill Gates, Bono, and Laura Bush are only a few of the personalities who have opened their pocketbooks in hopes of eradicating the scourge. How does a parasitic disease that we've known how to prevent for more than a century still infect three hundred million people every year, killing nearly one million of them? In "The Fever"," " the journalist Sonia Shah sets out to answer this question, delivering a timely, inquisitive chronicle of the illness and its influence on human lives. "The Fever" captures the curiously fascinating, devastating history of this long-standing thorn in the side of humanity.




About the Author
Sonia Shah is an investigative journalist and the critically acclaimed author of "The Body Hunters: Testing New Drugs on the World's Poorest Patients "and "Crude: The Story of Oil". Her writing has appeared in "The Washington Post", "The Boston Globe", "New Scientist", "The Nation", and elsewhere.
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