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Preston, Richard.
New York : Anchor Books, 1994
ISBN 0385479565
This 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)
SUBJECTS:     Ebola virus disease
                        Communicable diseases -- Prevention
                        Viruses -- Prevention


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