Books by Sonia Shah

PANDEMIC by Sonia Shah
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"This is not fun reading, but it's necessary—one can only hope that it drives more effective surveillance and rapid response to tomorrow's plagues."
Vibrio cholerae was once a species of marine bacteria attached to some plankton in the coastal wetlands of the Bay of Bengal. In grim detail, science journalist Shah (The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years, 2010, etc.) demonstrates how it became the global source of horrendous deaths and how the story of cholera is paradigmatic of how pandemics happen. Read full book review >
Released: July 13, 2010

"A sad, sobering account with important lessons for medical historians, anthropologists, biologists and, most of all, policymakers."
Investigative journalist Shah (The Body Hunters: How the Drug Industry Tests Its Products on the World's Poorest Patients, 2006, etc.) argues that the mosquito-borne parasite is in control and will remain so. Read full book review >