Books from the Backlog: Deadly Feasts by Richard Rhodes
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My Neglected Book of the Week is Deadly Feasts by Richard Rhodes.
The Goodreads Blurbage:
"In this brilliant and gripping medical detective story. Richard Rhodes follows virus hunters on three continents as they track the emergence of a deadly new brain disease that first kills cannibals in New Guinea, then cattle and young people in Britain and France—and that has already been traced to food animals in the United States. In a new afterword for the paperback, Rhodes reports the latest US and worldwide developments of a burgeoning global threat. ."
Why did I add this book to my tbr pile? I bought this book at my Friends of the Library Booksale back in 2005 (ohmygawds how the time flies) when I was in my mad cow apocalypse phase. No, I wasn't infected (well, not that I know of and symptoms haven't shown up YET) but I did fear a long lingering plague of brain eating prions and honestly I still do! Somehow it got buried in a pile and I never did read it. Should I? I'm a little scared of it now.