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Andrew Spielman

Andrew Spielman is one of the worlds leading experts on mosquitoes. He's just written a book, Mosquito: A Natural History of Our Most Persistent And Deadly Foe. (with Michael D'Antonio; Hyperion) Well find out why mosquito bites itch, and how the mosquito transmits deadly diseases. Spielman is a professor at Harvard University.

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Travel Author and Novelist Paul Theroux.

Travel author and novelist Paul Theroux. In a new issue of the Conde Nast Traveler magazine --July 1993-- Theroux recounts the abundant ailments and diseases he's contracted during his thirty years of world travel. Luckily, "Kuru" isn't one of them: a Papua New Guinea affliction of the nervous system where one goes mad, then dies trembling. The only way to catch it is after eating human brains.

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