Submitted by Lynne Lamberg on Wed, 10/21/2015 - 07:42
A Scottish nurse, who seemingly had recovered nine months ago from Ebola she had contracted in 2014 while working in Sierra Leone, became gravely ill with a complication of the disorder earlier this month. Physicians at the Royal Free Hospital, London, upgraded her condition this week from “critical” to "serious but stable." Readers eager to learn more about Ebola and its West Africa outbreak will find that information in the timely publication of the second edition of Carl Zimmer’s A Planet of Viruses. Zimmer also reports on the emergence of MERS, and provides updates on the influenzas, smallpox, and HIV.