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The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus

Authors: Preston, Richard
Genres: Science
Topics: Life Science
Lexile: 1030,
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: SOC057000, SCI099000, HEA039040
ISBN: 9780307817655, Related ISBNs: 0307817652, 0385427107, 0385479565, 0385495226, 0517171589
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 448,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: The bestselling landmark account of the first emergence of the Ebola virus.

Now a mini-series drama starring Julianna Margulies, Topher Grace, Liam Cunningham, James D'Arcy, and Noah Emmerich on National Geographic.

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.
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