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I love these sort of non-fictions. Scary tales about real diseases. This is the true story of the initial Ebola epidemic.
Sent off in non-fiction bookbag today.
Extracted from the non-fiction book bag.
By stretching the definition of memoir, I've placed this book in the bio and memoirs bag. When the bag arrived, I found that the books that I'd reserved for it wouldn't fit. (There was a ton of stuff in it, most of which didn't interest me at all.) So this book is on its way elsewhere, having sat menacingly on my bookshelf for some time. I didn't quite get to read it. Hopefully, someone else will
Taken from the Bios and Memoirs Bookbag.
Read this in only 2or 3 sittings. A very readable account of an horrific event liberally sprinkled with suspense.
Posted off today as requested from freelunch's VBB.
Just checking in to let you know I am safe and sound. I am having a nice visit with fairy-whispers before continuing on my travels. I hope you’re having as much fun as I am!
With Great Affection,
Your Book :-)
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 Zaïre ebolavirus (the strain featuring in this book) being the most potent. While this strain has an average mortality rate of around 83%, individual outbreaks have shown it can be much higher. The case-fatality rates for this strain were 88% in 1976 (this is the outbreak covered by Ebola), 100% in 1977, 59% in 1994, 81% in 1995, 73% in 1996, 80% in 2001-2002 and 90% in 2003. There have been more outbreaks of Zaïre ebolavirus than any other strain.
Ebola was an interesting, and frightening, look at the progress of this disease and the fear it can instil in those affected. It is written in novel form, making it easy to read and understand and I recommend this to anyone with an interest in medicine, science or communicable diseases.
Journal Entry 10
Mandalay Medical Centre in Rockhampton, Queensland Australia on Thursday, October 30, 2008
Released 12 yrs ago (10/30/2008 UTC) at Mandalay Medical Centre in Rockhampton, Queensland Australia
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
WILD RELEASE NOTES: Ultimate Challenge 2008 - No Theme
2008 Leap Into the Wild 366 - #235
2008 Chills & Spills Challenge - Halloween
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Journal Entry 11
on Friday, February 5, 2010
I'm in the middle of it at the moment. The fact that it's based on actual events makes the reading more interesting.