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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I've been thinking a lot lately about how much I like reading medical history books like And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic and The Fever Trail: In Search of the Cure for ... Read full review

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I was afraid, this book being almost 22 years old, the material would be too old and outdated to be good any longer. Fortunately that was not the case. Not a lot has changed on the Ebola front in the ... Read full review

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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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