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Mark Honigsbaum

Mark Honigsbaum


Mark Honigsbaum is a medical historian and former Chief Reporter of the Observer, with wide-ranging interests encompassing health, science, technology and contemporary culture. A regular contributor to the Guardian, the Observer and the Lancet, he is the author of four books, including a global history of malaria and a social history of the 1918–19 influenza pandemic. He is currently working on a history of disease ecology as a Wellcome Trust Research Fellow at Queen Mary, University of London.

Mark’s stories

  • Ebola: The road to zero

    Life in Ebola-affected West African countries can only return to normal when transmission of the virus ceases and cases drop to zero. Mark Honigsbaum reports on Sierra Leone’s struggles to reach zero.