The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Mar 14, 2012 - Health & Fitness - 448 pages
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The bestselling landmark account of the first emergence of the Ebola virus. A highly infectious, deadly virus from the central African rain forest suddenly appears in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. There is no cure. In a few days 90 percent of its victims are dead. A secret military SWAT team of soldiers and scientists is mobilized to stop the outbreak of this exotic "hot" virus. The Hot Zone tells this dramatic story, giving a hair-raising account of the appearance of rare and lethal viruses and their "crashes" into the human race. Shocking, frightening, and impossible to ignore, The Hot Zone proves that truth really is scarier than fiction.


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Preston does a great job of taking you inside the lab and see just exactly what the virus does to people. This is scary stuff. Read full review

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I got this book as a ebook so i could read it while at work or during my commute to and from work. I have to say it is an amazing book. The Hot Zone will have you wanted to wash your hands and avoid ... Read full review

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Part Three
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About the author (2012)

Richard Preston is the author of several books, most recently The Cobra Event. He is a regular contribuot to The New Yorker. He has also won the AAAS-Westinghouse Award and the McDermott Award in the Arts from MIT.

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