Hot Zone
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Wikipedia:
The Hot Zone, A Terrifying True Story is a best-selling 1994 non-fiction bio-thriller by Richard Preston about the origins of incidents involving hemorrhagic fevers and both the Ebola and Marburg viruses. The basis of the book was an article written by Preston for his 1992 New Yorker article "Crisis in the Hot Zone".
The filoviruses Ebola and Marburg are both Biosafety Level 4 agents (because they are extremely lethal to humans and very infectious), that are often found in central Africa. Along with describing the history of these two illnesses, Preston describes an incident in which Ebola was suspected to be found in a Reston, Virginia, monkey storage facility.


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Nyarth 
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Posted 10/18/08
Never heard of it...
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Seems interesting.

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Its a good book. But it creeped me out soo much when I was reading about the effects of Ebola. It was just so.. ugh..
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I read it, awesome what that ebola and marburg, will do to a human being, extreme amplification is totaly brutal.
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i have never heard of it, but it seems interesting
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i think i might check it out sometime.
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