The bestselling landmark account of the first emergence of the 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. (Amazon Review)
A 2014 NYT interview with the author of The Hot Zone
First-hand Experience with Ebola
McCallie alum Patrick LaRochelle discusses his experience after being exposed to Ebola while doing medical mission work in Congo.
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