The Coming Plague
The Coming Plague is an interesting journey of discovery into the world of microbiology. Published for the first time in 1994, it is still very current. Not only does it tell the stories linked to the discoveries of viruses such as Ebola and AIDS, but it also examines the historical and environmental context that favours the development of new illnesses. History tends to repeat itself, so becoming familiar with the past can help us to understand the present. Humankind has a huge responsibility to prevent new epidemics, as well as managing existing ones. Viruses will always be around and we humans must develop the ability to recognise and accept this fact, in order to adapt our choices and actions, and in order to be able to live in harmony with them.