New York : Anchor Books, 1994
is a spine tingling thriller which brings the horror of exotic viruses
to life. When a strain of Ebola Zaire, the most deadly incurable virus
know to man breaks out in suburban Washington, D.C., the army must form
a secret military swat team composed of soldiers and scientists to contain
the virus before it creates a national crisis. Ebola Zaire is the deadliest
virus in the world. It has the capability of killing 90% of people infected
with it. The novel is based on the true story of the hair-raising account
of the appearance of rare and lethal viruses and their "crashes" into the
human race. This book is a must read if you like horrifying true stories.
Can the army or anyone stop the virus before it destroys Washington D.C.
or will the virus continue spreading? The novel THE HOT ZONE by Richard
Preston is a great book for all the horror fans in the world. (Ben K.,
8th grade student, Rundlett Middle School, Concord, New Hampshire)
Ebola virus disease
Communicable diseases -- Prevention
Viruses -- Prevention
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