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Two months later, an even deadlier strain of Ebola hit Zaire, erupting simultaneously in some 50 villages, killing nine out of ten people it infected.
The monkeys, imported for research, arrived infected with a mysterious rain-forest virus thought to be the deadliest ever known — a virus, Richard Preston writes, that "does in ten days what it takes AIDS ten years to accomplish. The Ebola virus disease outbreaks caused by Ebola virus and its cousin, Sudan virusare mentioned.
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Seven people died, a quarter of those infected. The virus found at the facility was a mutated form of the original Ebola virus and was initially mistaken for simian hemorrhagic fever. That the virus, now known as Ebola Reston, turned out not to affect humans is small comfort: Viruses mutate rapidly, and the rain forests are only a plane ride away. At the conclusion of the book, he travels to the quarantine facility in Reston. This conclusion leads to the Army Medical Research Institute deciding to euthanize all the monkeys in the same room as the infected monkeys. Shelves: , nonfiction Both species, the human and the monkey, were in the presence of another life form, which was older and more powerful than either of them, and was a dweller in blood. Julianna Margulies starred as Nancy Jaax.
His gripping narrative is filled with horrifying and gore-filled descriptions and tension-building plot turns. First, Preston highlights an outbreak of the Sudan strain of the Ebola virus, which first strikes a quiet storekeeper named Yu G.
He finds the building abandoned and deteriorating.
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There are clues scattered throughout this story that our relation to viruses is more complex and less understood than our image of them as "individuals," as deadly predators, might suggest. He concludes the book by claiming that Ebola will be back. It did not know what humans are; or perhaps you could say that it knew only too well what humans are: it knew that humans are meat. Preston is adept at telling the story through the voices of the participants, who become very real he employs pseudonyms only twice. Hart was also signed to adapt the book. People inside lay dying in pools of their own vital fluids, coughing and vomiting up their own liquefied internal organs; their faces emotionless masks loosely hanging from their skulls, the connective tissue and collagen in their bodies turned to mush She is a veterinarian in the U. The first known Ebola outbreak was in Sudan in But I didn't really know. I didn't know that it is one of the most infectious diseases that have likely ever existed on this planet. There are paragraphs here that could of themselves produce cold sweats and shortness of breath. Finally, the author himself goes into Africa to explore Kitum Cave. Paul Trachtman is a freelance writer based in rural New Mexico. Preston uses interviews and first-hand accounts to tell the story of the Ebola virus and its various strains.
A totally convincing page turner, proving that truth is scarier than fiction. If there were to be another outbreak in North America, the results would be unspeakable. Preston first introduces a French man, Charles Monet After seeing a rope-like virus under the microscope, it is suspected that the monkeys were infected with a hot agent similar to the Marburg virus.
During the flight to Nairobi Charles found himself vomiting blood with a black liquid. Truly, this is a terrifying book.
He is soon taken to Nairobi Hospital for treatment, but his condition deteriorates further, and he goes into a coma while in the waiting room. The monkeys, imported from the Philippines, were to be sold as laboratory animals.
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