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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.From the Paperback edition.
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
Number of Pages: 323
Sub-Genre: Public Health, Infectious Diseases
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Richard Preston
Street Date: July 1, 1999
Item Number (DPCI): 248-06-5436
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