Book Review: The Hot Zone
Author: Richard Preston
Rating: If You Are Bored (Rating System)
Any Warnings: nasty descriptions of what viruses do to the body
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.
This was actually really interesting book about how the Ebola Virus almost got loose in America and not far from Washington DC.