Open in the App Open in the App Open in the App
Get the key ideas from


Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond

By Sonia Shah
13-minute read
Audio available
Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond by Sonia Shah

Pandemic (2016) explores the fascinating world of pathogens and diseases and how they can spread from a bat in China to five other continents in a single day. How do these diseases evolve, and how does modern society help contribute to their success? And most importantly: what can we do to stop the next pandemic?

  • People concerned about the next pandemic
  • Readers who want to know how pathogens develop
  • Medical students interested in preventing diseases

Sonia Shah is an author and journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Scientific American and The Wall Street Journal. Her TED Talk, “Three Reasons We Still Haven’t Gotten Rid of Malaria,” was watched by over a million people around the world. Her other books include Crude: The Story of Oil and The Body Hunters.

Go Premium and get the best of Blinkist

Upgrade to Premium now and get unlimited access to the Blinkist library. Read or listen to key insights from the world’s best nonfiction.

Upgrade to Premium

What is Blinkist?

The Blinkist app gives you the key ideas from a bestselling nonfiction book in just 15 minutes. Available in bitesize text and audio, the app makes it easier than ever to find time to read.

3,000+ top
nonfiction titles

Get unlimited access to the most important ideas in business, investing, marketing, psychology, politics, and more. Stay ahead of the curve with recommended reading lists curated by experts.

No time to

Pssst. Sign up to your secret to success: key ideas from top nonfiction in just 15 minutes.
Created with Sketch.