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

Description

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.

Details

Author(s)
Richard Preston
Format
Paperback | 352 pages
Dimensions
132 x 201 x 20mm | 272g
Publication date
01 Jul 1999
Publisher
Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Imprint
Bantam Doubleday Dell
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Edition statement
Anchor Books ed.
Illustrations note
Illustrations, unspecified
ISBN10
0385495226
ISBN13
9780385495226
Bestsellers rank
254,173