Patient Zero: Solving the Mysteries of Deadly Epidemics

This blend of history and fictional narrative examines some of the world’s most infamous epidemics and pandemics from 1665 to the present day and the doctors and scientists who worked to discover the origin of each outbreak and to find ways to eradicate them. Covering bubonic plague, ebola, typhoid, cholera, yellow fever, AIDS, and COVID-19, the accounts are supported by historical evidence, are detailed and informative, and follow these early “disease detectives” on their hunts. This accessible resource has cross-curricular connections and can be used in whole or in part for a deeper inquiry into the diseases and the historical implications of each outbreak.
Peters, M.
Primary Identifier
English Language Arts