Epidemiology Books

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The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic—and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic—and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World (Hardcover)
by (shelved 66 times as epidemiology)
avg rating 3.89 — 49,537 ratings — published 2006
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The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus (Paperback)
by (shelved 61 times as epidemiology)
avg rating 4.14 — 107,363 ratings — published 1994
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Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic (Paperback)
by (shelved 47 times as epidemiology)
avg rating 4.41 — 16,898 ratings — published 2012
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The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History (Paperback)
by (shelved 47 times as epidemiology)
avg rating 3.98 — 38,070 ratings — published 2004
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The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance (Paperback)
by (shelved 40 times as epidemiology)
avg rating 4.21 — 10,374 ratings — published 1994
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The Demon in the Freezer The Demon in the Freezer (Paperback)
by (shelved 25 times as epidemiology)
avg rating 4.14 — 15,391 ratings — published 2002
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Flu: The Story Of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus That Caused It Flu: The Story Of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus That Caused It (Paperback)
by (shelved 25 times as epidemiology)
avg rating 3.91 — 7,330 ratings — published 1999
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Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond (Hardcover)
by (shelved 24 times as epidemiology)
avg rating 4.05 — 3,657 ratings — published 2015
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Rabid: A Cultural History of the World's Most Diabolical Virus Rabid: A Cultural History of the World's Most Diabolical Virus (Hardcover)
by (shelved 23 times as epidemiology)
avg rating 3.71 — 8,989 ratings — published 2012
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And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic (Paperback)
by (shelved 21 times as epidemiology)
avg rating 4.36 — 26,477 ratings — published 1987
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Beating Back the Devil: On the Front Lines with the Disease Detectives of the Epidemic Intelligence Service Beating Back the Devil: On the Front Lines with the Disease Detectives of the Epidemic Intelligence Service (Hardcover)
by (shelved 18 times as epidemiology)
avg rating 3.93 — 1,997 ratings — published 2004
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Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs (Hardcover)
by (shelved 17 times as epidemiology)
avg rating 4.35 — 3,044 ratings — published 2017
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Pox Americana: The Great Smallpox Epidemic of 1775-82 Pox Americana: The Great Smallpox Epidemic of 1775-82 (Paperback)
by (shelved 17 times as epidemiology)
avg rating 3.82 — 1,621 ratings — published 2001
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The American Plague: The Untold Story of Yellow Fever, the Epidemic That Shaped Our History The American Plague: The Untold Story of Yellow Fever, the Epidemic That Shaped Our History (Hardcover)
by (shelved 17 times as epidemiology)
avg rating 3.90 — 6,132 ratings — published 2006
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Plagues and Peoples Plagues and Peoples (Paperback)
by (shelved 16 times as epidemiology)
avg rating 3.91 — 4,382 ratings — published 1976
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The Wisdom of Whores: Bureaucrats, Brothels, and the Business of AIDS The Wisdom of Whores: Bureaucrats, Brothels, and the Business of AIDS (Hardcover)
by (shelved 16 times as epidemiology)
avg rating 4.13 — 2,907 ratings — published 2008
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Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How It Changed the World Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How It Changed the World (Hardcover)
by (shelved 15 times as epidemiology)
avg rating 3.91 — 7,077 ratings — published 2017
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Get Well Soon: History's Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them Get Well Soon: History's Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them (Hardcover)
by (shelved 15 times as epidemiology)
avg rating 4.25 — 11,269 ratings — published 2017
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Asleep: The Forgotten Epidemic that Remains One of Medicine's Greatest Mysteries Asleep: The Forgotten Epidemic that Remains One of Medicine's Greatest Mysteries (Hardcover)
by (shelved 15 times as epidemiology)
avg rating 3.81 — 1,770 ratings — published 2010
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Polio: An American Story Polio: An American Story (Paperback)
by (shelved 15 times as epidemiology)
avg rating 4.03 — 5,273 ratings — published 2005
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The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer (Hardcover)
by (shelved 14 times as epidemiology)
avg rating 4.32 — 93,220 ratings — published 2010
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Level 4: Virus Hunters of the CDC Level 4: Virus Hunters of the CDC (Hardcover)
by (shelved 14 times as epidemiology)
avg rating 3.99 — 2,352 ratings — published 1996
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Crisis in the Red Zone: The Story of the Deadliest Ebola Outbreak in History, and of the Outbreaks to Come Crisis in the Red Zone: The Story of the Deadliest Ebola Outbreak in History, and of the Outbreaks to Come (Hardcover)
by (shelved 13 times as epidemiology)
avg rating 4.41 — 5,510 ratings — published 2019
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The Viral Storm: The Dawn of a New Pandemic Age The Viral Storm: The Dawn of a New Pandemic Age (Hardcover)
by (shelved 13 times as epidemiology)
avg rating 3.79 — 2,232 ratings — published 2011
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Panic in Level 4: Cannibals, Killer Viruses, and Other Journeys to the Edge of Science Panic in Level 4: Cannibals, Killer Viruses, and Other Journeys to the Edge of Science (Hardcover)
by (shelved 13 times as epidemiology)
avg rating 3.75 — 4,545 ratings — published 2008
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Epidemiology Epidemiology (Paperback)
by (shelved 12 times as epidemiology)
avg rating 3.85 — 503 ratings — published 2000
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Hardcover)
by (shelved 11 times as epidemiology)
avg rating 4.10 — 676,675 ratings — published 2010
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The Panic Virus: A True Story of Medicine, Science, and Fear The Panic Virus: A True Story of Medicine, Science, and Fear (Hardcover)
by (shelved 11 times as epidemiology)
avg rating 4.07 — 5,591 ratings — published 2011
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The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years (Hardcover)
by (shelved 11 times as epidemiology)
avg rating 3.91 — 1,340 ratings — published 2010
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The Great Mortality: An Intimate History of the Black Death, the Most Devastating Plague of All Time The Great Mortality: An Intimate History of the Black Death, the Most Devastating Plague of All Time (Paperback)
by (shelved 11 times as epidemiology)
avg rating 3.88 — 8,955 ratings — published 2005
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The Woman with a Worm in Her Head: And Other True Stories of Infectious Disease The Woman with a Worm in Her Head: And Other True Stories of Infectious Disease (Paperback)
by (shelved 11 times as epidemiology)
avg rating 4.05 — 2,959 ratings — published 2001
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Virus Hunter: Thirty Years of Battling Hot Viruses Around the World Virus Hunter: Thirty Years of Battling Hot Viruses Around the World (Paperback)
by (shelved 10 times as epidemiology)
avg rating 3.97 — 2,618 ratings — published 1997
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Epidemiology: A Very Short Introduction Epidemiology: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)
by (shelved 10 times as epidemiology)
avg rating 3.37 — 292 ratings — published 2010
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Disease: The Story of Disease and Mankind's Continuing Struggle Against It Disease: The Story of Disease and Mankind's Continuing Struggle Against It (Hardcover)
by (shelved 9 times as epidemiology)
avg rating 4.13 — 421 ratings — published 2007
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The Speckled Monster: A Historical Tale of Battling Smallpox The Speckled Monster: A Historical Tale of Battling Smallpox (Paperback)
by (shelved 9 times as epidemiology)
avg rating 4.01 — 1,465 ratings — published 2003
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Infections and Inequalities: The Modern Plagues Infections and Inequalities: The Modern Plagues (Paperback)
by (shelved 9 times as epidemiology)
avg rating 4.10 — 2,752 ratings — published 1999
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Inside the Outbreaks: The Elite Medical Detectives of the Epidemic Intelligence Service Inside the Outbreaks: The Elite Medical Detectives of the Epidemic Intelligence Service (Hardcover)
by (shelved 9 times as epidemiology)
avg rating 3.69 — 477 ratings — published 2010
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In the Wake of the Plague: The Black Death and the World It Made In the Wake of the Plague: The Black Death and the World It Made (Paperback)
by (shelved 9 times as epidemiology)
avg rating 3.44 — 4,961 ratings — published 2001
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Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World (Paperback)
by (shelved 9 times as epidemiology)
avg rating 4.18 — 81,251 ratings — published 2003
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The Premonition: A Pandemic Story The Premonition: A Pandemic Story (Hardcover)
by (shelved 8 times as epidemiology)
avg rating 4.36 — 33,909 ratings — published 2021
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How to Survive a Plague: The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS How to Survive a Plague: The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS (Hardcover)
by (shelved 8 times as epidemiology)
avg rating 4.44 — 3,391 ratings — published 2013
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I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life (Hardcover)
by (shelved 8 times as epidemiology)
avg rating 4.16 — 21,517 ratings — published 2016
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Smallpox: The Death of a Disease: The Inside Story of Eradicating a Worldwide Killer Smallpox: The Death of a Disease: The Inside Story of Eradicating a Worldwide Killer (Hardcover)
by (shelved 8 times as epidemiology)
avg rating 4.09 — 316 ratings — published 2009
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Ebola: The Natural and Human History of a Deadly Virus Ebola: The Natural and Human History of a Deadly Virus (Paperback)
by (shelved 8 times as epidemiology)
avg rating 4.19 — 1,686 ratings — published 2014
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Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies (Paperback)
by (shelved 8 times as epidemiology)
avg rating 4.04 — 372,890 ratings — published 1997
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Epidemiology: An Introduction Epidemiology: An Introduction (Paperback)
by (shelved 8 times as epidemiology)
avg rating 3.96 — 133 ratings — published 2002
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Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health (Paperback)
by (shelved 8 times as epidemiology)
avg rating 4.14 — 1,305 ratings — published 2000
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A Planet of Viruses A Planet of Viruses (Hardcover)
by (shelved 8 times as epidemiology)
avg rating 4.07 — 4,045 ratings — published 2011
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Chris von Csefalvay
“MARV serves as a poignant example of the way a pathogen that is highly prevalent in its reservoir host population can hide safely without human notice, until in some unfortunate accident, hosts and vectors cross paths.”
Chris von Csefalvay, Computational Modeling of Infectious Disease: With Applications in Python

“For some reason there is a tendency to assume that one wild animal is a suitable model for another related species, whereas similar evidence would not be acceptable in human or veterinary medicine. For example, Shulaw etal. (1986) developed a serologic test to detect antibodies to Mycobacterium aviumssp. paratuberculosisin white-tailed deer, but determined the validity of the test “in deer” by using samples from infected sika and fallow deer. It is doubtful that a test developed to detect disease in humans would be accepted for use in public health circles, if its validity had been established by using squirrel monkeys and baboons!”
Gary Wobeser

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