I went into this book expecting the slightly over the edge of reality that seems to characterize some of
Most impressive aspects were the isolated nature of the terrain with the excitement of a monumental archeological discovery. The exotic bug was not just an expression but a sad factor of jungle exploration. Many members of the team were bitten by sand flies that carried the parasite that causes leishmaniasis, a disease I had never heard of. A good portion of the book was the description of that particular disease and the impact of disease on the indigenous population of the Caribbean and the
The author spends some time talking about the invasion of diseases formerly restricted to certain areas of the world and how air travel and global warming are impacting the spread of heretofore obscure diseases around the world.
points out that while these diseases were historically confined to the
impoverished that today may be spread far beyond that population.
This was an interesting book with some sobering insights.
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