8 Books About Disease to Get You Through the Coronavirus Outbreak

Understand how people fight—and survive—new diseases.

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Buy A Journal of the Plague Year at Amazon

A Journal of the Plague Year

By Daniel Defoe

Buy Maladies and Medicine at Amazon

Maladies and Medicine

By Sara Read

Buy Bacteria and Bayonets at Amazon

Bacteria and Bayonets

By David Petriello

Buy Inside the Outbreaks at Amazon

Inside the Outbreaks

By Mark Pendergrast

Buy The Secret of the Yellow Death at Amazon

The Secret of the Yellow Death

By Suzanne Jurmain

Buy A Matter of Life and Death at Amazon

A Matter of Life and Death

By Sue Armstrong

the hot zone, a disease book about ebola virus

The Hot Zone

By Richard Preston