Meera Senthilingam is a journalist, editor and public health researcher specialising in global health and infectious disease. She has worked with media outlets including the BBC and the New York Times and research institutions including the LSHTM and the Wellcome Trust. She is currently the International Health Editor for CNN.
"For those panicked or puzzled by the current pandemic... [a] book
that couldn't be more timely, providing an accessible introduction
to epidemiology." * Kirkus *
'[A] compelling overview' * The Spectator *
'The topical Outbreaks and Epidemics ... is crammed with information on the history and context of diseases we think we know about. It explains how effective track and trace, combined with a thorough vaccination programme, was crucial in the eradication of smallpox, and why climate crisis and drug resistance make future pandemics more likely. It even manages a last-minute update about Covid-19. (We could have been a lot more ready if we'd really wanted to be.)' -- Katy Guest * The Guardian, Best Science Books of 2020 *