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    EBOOK NEW The Hot Zone The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus  Richard Preston Download Ç eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ↠ Richard Preston Terror at the personal levelVery personal for meI read this book while on night watch in the Army I was eating cheap red licorice at a frenzied pace while I read from sheer nerves The idea of bleeding out through every bodily opening was terrifying The next morning I went to the bathroom and discovered that chee

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    EBOOK NEW The Hot Zone The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus  Richard Preston Both species the human and the monkey were in the presence of another life form which was older and powerful than either of them and was a dweller in blood I read this book on the same days I was watching the Netflix adaptation of The Haunting of Hill House which had a curious effect on me Because well the TV show might be very creepy but I h

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    Read The Hot Zone The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus Download Ç eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ↠ Richard Preston Richard Preston ↠ 8 Read Holy fuck This book will make you want to wash your hands a lot Also you may feel compelled to go out and purchase your own HAZMAT suit Try not to read this book before bed It may cause some unsettling dreams Like dreams a

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    Richard Preston ↠ 8 Read Download Ç eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ↠ Richard Preston Read The Hot Zone The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus My take away thoughts from reading The Hot ZoneA You do not want to get infected with EbolaB If A above occurs head immediately and directly to your nearest lawn and garden store purchase a pack of rat poison mix with vodka and drink your lastC Repeat B above until deadD Again you do not want to get infected with Ebola

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    Download Ç eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ↠ Richard Preston Richard Preston ↠ 8 Read EBOOK NEW The Hot Zone The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus  Richard Preston The first thing to know about The Hot Zone the 1995 bestseller by Richard Preston is that it is not a romance novel While men women exotic getaways and showers are involved they're not the type that would cue Sade on the soundtrack The book is based on an article by Preston published by the New Yorker in 1992 as Crisis in the Hot Zone but by trying to hit two targets journalism and the thrillersuspense genre it misses both The rud

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    EBOOK NEW The Hot Zone The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus  Richard Preston Read The Hot Zone The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus Things I have learnt while reading this book Telling you random things about people you are introducing in the book will make people like them I reckon he got that out of a creative writing class and also builds up

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    Read The Hot Zone The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus EBOOK NEW The Hot Zone The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus  Richard Preston The subtitle for Richard Preston's 1994 bestseller reads The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus How much you enjoy The Hot Zone might just hinge on what you know about Ebola going in and by e

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  • Paperback
  • 352
  • The Hot Zone The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus
  • Richard Preston
  • English
  • 18 December 2020
  • 9780385495226

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

The Hot Zone The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus Review ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Read The Hot Zone The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus He 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. The first thing to know about The Hot Zone the 1995 bestseller by Richard Preston is that it is not a romance novel While men women exotic getaways and showers are involved they re not the type that would cue Sade on the soundtrack The book is based on an article by Preston published by the New Yorker in 1992 as Crisis in the Hot Zone but by trying to hit two targets journalism and the thrillersuspense genre it misses both The rudimentary style of Preston s writing dispels the material as satisfying non fiction while the lack of a strong central character or narrative limit it as a yarnThe material concerns the discovery of the Ebola virus in western Kenya in 1980 and efforts by the US Army to neutralize it when the virus is discovered in a Reston Virginia animal facility in November 1989 With a 90% fatality rate and no vaccine meetings between Ebola virus and human beings proceed along the same lines as Jack the Ripper and his victims The first half of the book sets up the infant rampages of Ebola in central Africa documenting its effect on human beings and an averted outbreak in Kinsasha while the second half of the book details the Army s hunt when the killer has the audacity to surface in the USIf the book has central characters they d be US Army Lieutenant Colonel Nancy Jaax and her husband Colonel Gerald Jerry Jaax veterinary pathologists with the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases USAMRIID at Fort Derrick Maryland The Jaaxes treat service dogs and every other animal working for the Army alas Preston doesn t specify what the Army uses mules or rabbits for The couple have three children four dogs and a parrot While Jerry has worked with monkeys which can be dangerous and infectious his wife has experience handling Ebola putting her on par with a spearfisherman who has experience diving with great white sharks When you begin working with biological agents the Army starts you in Biosafety Level 2 and then you move up to Level 3 You don t go into Level 4 until you have a lot of experience and the Army may never allow you to work there In order to work in the lower levels you must have a number of vaccinations Nancy had vaccinations for yellow fever fever Rift Valley fever the VEE EEE and WEE complex brain viruses that live in horses and tularemia anthrax and botulism And of course she had had a series of shots for rabies since she was a veterinarian Her immune system reacted badly to all the shots they made her sick The Army therefore yanked her out of the vaccination program At this point Nancy Jaax was essentially washed up She couldn t proceed with any kind of work with Level 3 agents because she couldn t tolerate the vaccinations There was only one way she could continue working with dangerous infectious agents She had to get herself assigned to work in a space suit in Level 4 areas There aren t any vaccines for Level 4 hot agents A Level 4 hot agent is a lethal virus for which there is no vaccine and no cureAnother adversary of Ebola is Eugene Johnson a civilian virus hunter contracted by the Army In the spring of 1988 when a ten year old Danish boy visiting his parents in Kenya dies of a Level 4 hot agent known as Marburg virus Johnson tracks the killer to Kitnum Cave in Mount Elgon in western Kenya but his expedition is unable to isolate the virus explain its origins or develop a vaccine Peter Jahrling is a civilian virologist also employed by the Army who along with an eighteen year old intern named Tom Geisbert who s an ace with an electron microscope inhales tissue samples later testing positive for Ebola putting both men on a self imposed death watchEbola s predatory attacks on human beings in central Africa are like murder scenes The onset of Ebola virus is a throbbing headache that typically occurs on the seventh day of incubation Fever and nausea come next with victims expelling a cocktail of tarry granules and red arterial blood known as black vomit Speckles break out all over the body and expand into bruises The liver kidneys lungs hands and feet become jammed with blood clots Victims turn into passive automatons Walking dead They then hemorrhage in violent epileptic fits the Army calls crashing and bleeding out Ebola s program for transmitting to a fresh host through infected bloodOne of the hosts is a twenty year old who Preston calls Nurse Mayinga She s infected at Ngaliema Hospital in Kinshasa in September 1976 caring for a nun stricken with an Ebola like replicating agent As she develops symptoms Nurse Mayinga fears that her scholarship to study in Europe might be revoked Rather than seek treatment the nurse wanders the city of two million setting up a species threatening event As news breaks out President Mobutu the notorious ruler of Zaire dispatches his armed forces to uarantine the hospital and blockade the rural areas where infected have been reported Through no effort by the regime Ebola mysteriously fails to replicate and disappearsPreston visits with Karl Johnson a retired CDC doctor and one of Ebola s discoverers who was dispatched to Zaire in 1976 They discuss scenarios like the one introduced by Nurse Mayinga Are you worried about a species threatening eventHe stared at me What the hell do you mean by thatI mean a virus that wipes us outWell I think it could happen Certainly it hasn t happened yet I m not worried More likely it would be a virus that reduces us by some percentage By thirty percent By ninety percentNine out of ten humans killed And you re not botheredA look of mysterious thoughtfulness crossed his face A virus can be useful to a species by thinning us out he saidOn Wednesday October 4 1989 a shipment of one hundred wild monkeys from the Philippines arrive at Hazelton Research Products in Reston Virginia To prevent the spread of infectious disease federal regulations reuire imported monkeys be uarantined for one month before being shipped elsewhere Over three weeks twenty nine uarantined monkeys die in one room at the monkey house Dan Dalgard the consulting veterinarian suspects SHF simian hemorrhagic fever which is deadly to monkeys but harmless to humans Dalgard conducts autopsies and ships samples to USAMRIID at Fort DerrickArmed with electron microscope photographs by intern Tom Geisbert civilian virologist Peter Jahrling alerts his superior Colonel Clarence James Peters that they may have a filovirus outside Washington DC Fearing that Peters could uarantine both him and Geisbert in a biocontainment hospital known as the Slammer for thirty days over what could be nothing Jahrling neglects to report that they handled and inhaled the Reston samples They decide to test their own blood and self monitor Using a blood sample collected from Nurse Mayinga Jahrling s analysis concludes that the Reston monkeys are infected with EbolaJahrling s analysis races up the chain of command Among the experts assembled Col Peters invites Lt Col Nancy Jaax Her work with Ebola leads her to believe that the virus can be infectious by air enabling it to nuke an entire building should it get into an HVAC system She also believes that even if Ebola is uarantined in the Reston monkey house it won t stay there long Col Peters chooses Nancy s husband Col Jerry Jaax to lead a team of soldiers and civilians into the monkey house to euthanize the animals caged in the building The Army had never mobilized a major field operation against a hot virus before Obviously there were legal uestions here Lawyers were going to have to be consulted Was this legal Could the Army simply put together a biohazard SWAT team and move in on the monkey house General Russell was afraid the Army s lawyers would tell him that it could not and should not be done so he answered the legal doubts with these words A policy of moving out and doing it and asking forgiveness afterward is much better than a policy of asking permission and having it denied You never ask a lawyer for permission to do something We are going to do the needful and the lawyers are going to tell us why it s legal The Hot Zone Crisis in the Hot Zone would ve been a superior title for the book has the makings of a compelling nature run amok thriller Like Jaws Ebola is the hunter and we re the prey Like a shark sighting an outbreak of Ebola is scary enough to generate a widespread panic Like the great white in Jaws the virus is a natural born killer a prehistoric predator whose hunters both respect and admire it It does not discriminate ripping apart a ten year old boy cavorting in nature just like Jaws and despite the microscopic size of the virus seems to have the same cunning as the great whiteWhat surprised me about the book was how rudimentary the writing was I haven t read the article it was based on but the book is pitched at a much less demanding audience than the average piece in the New Yorker Preston repeats himself a lot and spares detail which is rarely an experience I have with the magazine There s solid character work but the book takes two hundred pages to establish the Army mission and never locks in around a central character or two It s as if trying to please everyone Preston took the weakest elements of non fiction and genre fiction and muddled them up I recommend the book for those looking for information on killer viruses and the true life crime story of how an outbreak was averted in the US While a virus doesn t have the cinematic menace of a great white shark Preston s magazine article did inspire two competing killer virus projects in Hollywood in 1994 An adaptation of his book set to star Robert Redford and Jodie Foster under the direction of Ridley Scott fell apart due in part to the grim reality that the story ends with the euthanization of hundreds of monkeys A competing project titled Outbreak with Dustin Hoffman Rene Russo and Morgan Freeman did make it to the screen in 1995 pumping up and dramatizing the events of Reston with the aid of at least eight different screenwriters

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The Hot Zone The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus Review ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Read The Hot Zone The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus 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 t. Read this while you are eating on a plane next to a sick person

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The Hot Zone The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus Review ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Read The Hot Zone The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus A highly infectious deadly virus from the central African rain forest suddenly appears in the suburbs of Washington DC There is no cure In a few days 90 percent of its victims are dead A. Both species the human and the monkey were in the presence of another life form which was older and powerful than either of them and was a dweller in blood I read this book on the same days I was watching the Netflix adaptation of The Haunting of Hill House which had a curious effect on me Because well the TV show might be very creepy but I have to say it is nothing compared to the horror of this bookThat s what The Hot Zone is A true horror storyPreston uses interviews and first hand accounts to tell the story of the Ebola virus and its various strains I d heard of Ebola of course I knew it was a disease and that it killed people I knew I didn t want it But I didn t really know I didn t know that it liuidates your organs and turns your body into a walking corpse days before you bleed out I didn t know that it is one of the most infectious diseases that have likely ever existed on this planetIt acts like a predator lying uietly in wait for a host so it can multiply and multiply to destructive effect Reality can be so much scary than fictionTruly this is a terrifying book Preston definitely dramatizes the whole thing but he s working with some pretty powerful material Imagine a virus with the infectiousness of influenza and the mortality rate of the black plague in the Middle Ages that s what we re talking about This is the third book about diseases and medicine that I ve really enjoyed though yes enjoyed seems like a poor choice of word the other two being And the Band Played On and The Emperor of All Maladies I ll happily take recommendations for any others In the hands of a skilled writer these books are fascinating educating and deeply unsettling Also despite the age of this book it doesn t feel too dated Maybe that is because Ebola remains a threat Ebola outbreaks are ongoing in Africa right now One mistake one oversight one infected person taking a plane flight and we might not be able to stop itBlog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube