The Hot Zone

Author: Richard Preston
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ISBN: 9781439503157
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Describes how a strain of lethal virus showed up in 1989 at a Virginia laboratory, and relates the efforts of a military biohazard SWAT team to identify and contain the virus

The Hot Zone

Author: Richard Preston
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 9780679430940
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Describes how a strain of a lethal, infectious, previously unknown virus showed up in 1989 at a Virginia laboratory and the efforts of a military biohazard SWAT team to identify and prevent the spread of the virus

The Hot Zone

Author: Richard Preston
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307817652
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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.

The Hot Zone

Author: Richard Preston
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446436926
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In March 2014, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was first reported. By October 2014, it had become the largest and deadliest occurrence of the disease. Over 4,500 people have died. Almost 10,000 cases have been reported, across Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and the United States. Impossible to ignore, The Hot Zone is the terrifying, true-life account of when this highly infectious virus spread from the rainforests of Africa to the suburbs of Washington, D.C in 1989. A secret SWAT team of soldiers and scientists were quickly tasked with halting the outbreak. And they did. But now, that very same virus is back. And we could be just one wrong move away from a pandemic.

The Demon In The Freezer

Author: Richard Preston
Publisher: Fawcett Books
ISBN: 0345466632
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Now in paperback--the timely and terrifying investigation into the dark underworld of biological weapons from the #1 "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Hot Zone."

Ebola

Author: William T. Close
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0804114323
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A documentary novel telling of the first outbreak of the Ebola virus in Zaire in 1976, based on the personal experiences of the author, an American physician who worked to control the epidemic.

Panic In Level 4

Author: Richard Preston
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 081297560X
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Presents a series of accounts of human beings confronting death on a vast scale and the scientists and researchers who work to unlock the mystery of these deadly afflictions.

The Cobra Event

Author: Richard Preston
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780345498137
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The Cobra Event is set in motion one spring morning in New York City, when a seventeen-year-old student wakes up feeling vaguely ill. Hours later she is having violent seizures, blood is pouring out of her nose, and she has begun a hideous process of self-cannibalization. Soon, other gruesome deaths of a similar nature have been discovered, and the Centers for Disease Control sends a forensic pathologist to investigate. What she finds precipitates a federal crisis. The details of this story are fictional, but they are based on a scrupulously thorough inquiry into the history of biological weapons and their use by civilian and military terrorists. Richard Preston's sources include members of the FBI and the United States military, public health officials, intelligence officers in foreign governments, and scientists who have been involved in the testing of strategic bioweapons. The accounts of what they have seen and what they expect to happen are chilling. The Cobra Event is a dramatic, heart-stopping account of a very real threat, told with the skill and authority that made Preston's The Hot Zone an internationally acclaimed bestseller. From the Trade Paperback edition.

No Time To Lose A Life In Pursuit Of Deadly Viruses

Author: Peter Piot
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 039306316X
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A microbiologist describes his adventure-filled career, discussing his time spent in Central Africa in the 1970s identifying the Ebola virus and his work there again in the 1980s as part of the area's first international AIDS efforts. 20,000 first printing.

Ebola The Natural And Human History Of A Deadly Virus

Author: David Quammen
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393351564
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“A frightening and fascinating masterpiece of science reporting that reads like a detective story.” —Walter Isaacson In 1976 a deadly virus emerged from the Congo forest. As swiftly as it came, it disappeared, leaving no trace. Over the four decades since, Ebola has emerged sporadically, each time to devastating effect. It can kill up to 90 percent of its victims. In between these outbreaks, it is untraceable, hiding deep in the jungle. The search is on to find Ebola’s elusive host animal. And until we find it, Ebola will continue to strike. Acclaimed science writer and explorer David Quammen first came near the virus while he was traveling in the jungles of Gabon, accompanied by local men whose village had been devastated by a recent outbreak. Here he tells the story of Ebola—its past, present, and its unknowable future. Extracted from Spillover by David Quammen, updated and with additional material.