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Popular Ebola Books

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The Hot Zone: Official Trailer - National Geographic

The bestselling landmark account of the first emergence of the Ebola virus. The Hot Zone and millions of other books are available for instant access. view.
Richard Preston

An Ebola Virus Reading List

Ebola Virus Disease is a severe haemorrhagic fever caused by the crossover to humans of four species of filoviruses circulating in animal vectors in African forests and forest margins. Death rates range from 25 to 90 per cent. In December the most deadly Zaire species of the virus caused human deaths in the forested part of south-eastern Guinea, and infection spread rapidly to two neighbouring countries, Liberia and Sierra Leone. In twenty or so previous African outbreaks Ebola had been localized and rapidly contained. The incubation period of the virus in humans ranges from two to twenty-one days.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. - The Hot Zone: A Terrifying True Story is a best-selling [1] [2] nonfiction thriller by Richard Preston about the origins and incidents involving viral hemorrhagic fevers , particularly ebolaviruses and marburgviruses. The filoviruses —including Ebola virus , Sudan virus , Marburg virus , and Ravn virus —are Biosafety Level 4 agents, extremely dangerous to humans because they are very infectious, have a high fatality rate, and have no known prophylactic measures , treatments, or cures.

By Susannah Cahalan. A pregnant woman, infected with Ebola, bleeds out on the table. An aide reaches her bare hands inside the woman to deliver the stillborn baby, unaware that the virus has now invaded her body, too. And this is just the beginning. Some epidemiologists estimated if not contained in time over a million people would have been sickened.

Spread by contact with organs or body fluids, Ebola has a high fatality rate and there is no known cure. With over reported deaths in the last few weeks, the threat is still far far away from our little bookstore on Mercer Island. Most of the deaths have been in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. And yet. Concern is rising. Our morbid fascination with infectious disease is nothing new.

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