Carnival of Contagion

Published:2017, University of Nebraska Press
Lincoln, NE
Authors:Hall, B., West, J., Zimmer, and Diamond, J.

Measles, graphic novel, virus, youth literature

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Measles is a highly contagious, serious disease caused by a virus. Spread by physical contact or through the air, it is a leading cause of death globally among young children. Carnival of Contagion, an entertaining graphic novel about the dangers of measles, traces the adventures of a group of young adults as they enter a viral fantasy world run by a mysterious and seductive carnival barker. Illustrated by Marvel and DC Comics artist Bob Hall and including an original essay written by the award-winning science journalist Carl Zimmer, Carnival of Contagion presents a unique and fascinating story about one of the world’s most deadly viruses.