The Hot Zone: A Terrifying True Story

by Richard Preston | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0385479565 Global Overview for this book
Registered by quietorchid of Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on 9/17/2012
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Journal Entry 1 by quietorchid from Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on Monday, September 17, 2012
One of the best of the 'scary' science books. This deals mostly with the quiet response to the outbreak of Simian Ebola like virus in Weston VA, USA. Scary as a what if. Fast enjoyable read.

Journal Entry 2 by quietorchid at Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on Saturday, October 20, 2012

Released 11 yrs ago (10/20/2012 UTC) at Saint Paul, Minnesota USA


Put into the Medicine Chest III Bookbox.

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Journal Entry 3 by BooksandMusic at Seattle, Washington USA on Monday, November 5, 2012
Ah medicine, I love you! Looking forward to reading this book. Oh, I am taking it out of the medicine Chest book box.

Journal Entry 4 by BooksandMusic at Seattle, Washington USA on Sunday, June 25, 2023
Ebola, the name strikes terror in the human heart, as it should. In the incident covered in this book, a shipment of monkeys sent to the U.S start becoming ill. As more and more monkeys fall ill the staff at the monkey house are becoming concerned. What is wrong with them and is it contagious for humans? Their organs are dissected and examined under microscope - oh sh*t, is Ebola Zaire? It sure looks like and reacts like Ebola Zaire. It is a hot Level 4 virus and a deadly threat to the human population. So the army takes over eliminating the monkeys and running all aspects of the bio-containment that does not involve actual sick people. The U.S. military in its usual clunky style throws all at it and finesses nothing. Luckily the virus was slightly mutated and was terribly contagious and deadly for monkeys but didn't affect humans at all. Whew, dodged a national disaster.

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