Ebola: Through the Eyes of the People

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Meadowlark Springs Prodcuations, Jan 1, 2002 - Fiction - 396 pages
At a Catholic mission in Yambuku, an oasis of peace and efficiency in northern Congo's vast jungle forests, Mabalo Lokela, a teacher, receives an anti-malarial shot for a raging fever and headache. Sister Lucie, a Flemish nursing sister, swishes out a syringe with a weak disinfectant. The next patients are injected with the same syringe and the sick man's virus spreads.Lokela was the first Congolese victim of a new African hemorrhagic disease that became known as Ebola fever. When Sister Lucie dies a few days later, panic erupts and hospitalized patients flee into the forest. With the convent connected to the outside world by a single primitive radio, the mission nuns can only pray and wonder if anyone will act on their cries for help.

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Ebola is a very frightening look at the Ebola outbreak in Zaire in 1976. Ebola is a virulent form of haemorrhagic fever. There are three strains of Ebola with Za´re ebolavirus (the strain featuring in ... Read full review

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Because this was recommended to me by my father I was expecting a book that would preach some unknown, non mainstream perspective on the ebola breakout in South Africa. I was pleasantly surprised. It ... Read full review


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Close, physician and surgeon in the Congo for sixteen years, was part of the team that helped define and contain this first outbreak of Ebola in 1976.

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