Contagion

Man against microbe—the struggle is as ancient as we are, and yet it never gets old. Humans handily won the last century, leaving us healthier than ever before. But the magic of modern medicine is now fading as other forces of development reshape ecosystems. Ebola-style animal-borne epidemics, the return of measles, antibiotic resistance—these are just a few of the epic challenges that our global, urbanized ambitions are unleashing.

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