The Hot Zone captures the terrifying true story of an Ebola outbreak that made its way Richard Preston describes the symptoms of this deadly virus as they. Editorial Reviews. lesforgesdessalles.info Review. The dramatic and chilling story of an Ebola virus . This book, THE HOT ZONE by RICHARD PRESTON, is a TRUE account of the study of Marburg and Ebola viruses in the years preceding the full . The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus [Richard Preston] on lesforgesdessalles.info *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.
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1 RUE SIC»KY RICHARD PRESTON The Hot Zone Richard Preston Random House: 3rd Edition edition ASIN: BGUQVAG This book describes events. Read The Hot Zone PDF - by Richard Preston Completed | A highly infectious, deadly virus from the central African rain forest suddenly. The bestselling landmark account of the first emergence of the Ebola virus. A highly infectious, deadly virus from the central African rain forest suddenly.
My zombies are merely sick people. I've read that Preston plans a new edition of the book, to correct what might be some overstatements in the course of an Ebola infection. When the Ebola epidemic in Liberia, Siera Leone and Guinea was racking up death tolls daily, I read every news source I could find and logged the daily new cases and deaths as well as how many deaths involved healthcare professionals. Please try again later. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. The more I read, the less this virus made any sense.
I remember a guy named Jason at the school I worked at that came up to me with the paperback. He was so excited about it. But the more he talked the squirmier I got.
I started watching shows like Outbreak. We saw it in the theater. Remember that sneeze? I nearly ran out of there when someone coughed. I grew--good or bad, I guess that's for others to judge.
But lately, I can watch a disaster movie, or The Walking Dead and notice only the social reaction to the monsters or the disease or the overwhelming snow.
So I thought I could now face this book. Reading happens at bedtime. Bet you can guess how this book blended into dreams. And since I listened as I read the Kindle with the Audible, that voice! Richard M.
Davidson's voice. What a deep bass and excellent for the genre! Creepy and authoritative! What I learned is that my characters in my book were dressed properly to deal with their strains of disease. And I learned I never want to be anywhere near someone coughing! If I was a germaphobe before Knowing this is nonfiction made this even more frightening.
It doesn't seem like it was that long ago there was an Ebola scare.
What a horrid disease! And this author did a poetic job of helping the reader to see it and feel it. If you haven't read it yet, climb out of your hiding place and give it a try. Forewarned is forearmed as they say. Might as well get the Audible version to make it even more real. I will try to read more of his books now. Time for more vitamin C and Airborne! Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase. I missed this book altogether when it first was published, but I did see it around the house.
One of my sons read it, and told me the other day the book helped him decide on a career in medicine -- he's now in his sixth year of an M. He told me this the other day when we were talking Ebola. So I decided to read it. Preston is a good storyteller, and he recounts the appearance of Ebola in suburban Washington as though this real-life event were a thriller, as, indeed, it turned out to be.
I've read that Preston plans a new edition of the book, to correct what might be some overstatements in the course of an Ebola infection. I also wonder whether he will address the belief expressed in the Hot Zone that Ebola can be spread by airborne means.
On the legal side, Preston has a good understanding of the law's inherent conservatism.
When military brass was trying to decide how best to confine the outbreak of Ebola at a facility housing research monkeys, the officers conclude that it is best to act first, before seeking legal advice.
Once they acted, the lawyers could always defend the emergency measures taken as legal. I chuckled when I read that, recognizing the inherent conservatism of a lawyer's advice. I enjoyed this book immensely. It gives insight into medical research, public health and military preparedness for a biohazard disaster. Surprisingly, it appears we don't know much more about Ebola than what we knew in , when this book was published -- except that the virus still lives and is still capable of enormous destruction.
When the Ebola epidemic in Liberia, Siera Leone and Guinea was racking up death tolls daily, I read every news source I could find and logged the daily new cases and deaths as well as how many deaths involved healthcare professionals.
The more I read, the less this virus made any sense. I kept adding questions to my list that were never answered by any mainstream news source. This was not just an armchair fascination from a safe distance. I do truly care about all the people who died, who lost loved ones, and who suffered economic losses that will take years to repair.
They also had radical changes to their traditions forced upon them in order to stop the spread of the virus through funeral and burial practices. I can't repeat my questions here because no one likes a spoiler.
Although he is telling a true story, the author has employed the style of literary nonfiction to make this a very readable, edge of your seat accounting. Everyone needs to learn more about the way an outbreak is just a few viral transmissions away from an epidemic and a few plane rides away from a PANDEMIC.
If you read one nonfiction book this year, please pick this one. We have to help control and stop it.
But Ebola isn't a respiratory virus. It doesn't spread through the airborne route. So it's not likely to spread like wildfire around the world and kill tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of people.
That's what I think of as the next big one. I think the virus for the next big one is more likely to be an influenza or a coronavirus than it is to be Ebola. Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player. Don't Tell Me! NPR Shop. Goats and Soda Do people with Ebola actually cry tears of blood? What happens if the U.
Army thinks you might have Ebola? We catch up with science writer David Quammen to discuss truths and myths about the virus. Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email. November 11, Amazon Independent Booksellers. Enlarge this image. Michael Fay for National Geographic. On December 20, , a "first look" still image from the series was released featuring Julianna Margulies in character as Dr.
Nancy Jaax. On February 8, , it was announced that National Geographic had greenlit a companion documentary film to premiere alongside the series in May The film was set to be executive produced by Betsy Forhan and feature interviews with subjects including Richard Preston , Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, Dr.
Anthony S. Fauci , Dr. Pardis Sabeti , and Dr. Ian Crozier. Production companies involved with the film were slated to consist of National Geographic Studios.
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