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The hot zone [electronic resource] : The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus. Richard Preston.

Preston, Richard. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780307817655 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: New York : Anchor, 2012.

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Summary, etc.: 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.
Target Audience Note: Text Difficulty 6 - Text Difficulty 8
1030 Lexile.
System Details Note: Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 3384 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Health & Fitness.
Genre: Electronic books.

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