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Richard Preston

The Hot Zone

by Richard Preston

The Hot Zone

Richard Preston

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The Hot Zone is a terrifying true story of how the Ebola virus came to be, why it's so deadly and contagious, and how this all reveals our massive vulnerabilities and inefficiencies when it comes to fending off pandemics of any kind.

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The Hot Zone

by Richard Preston

The Hot Zone

Richard Preston

Overview

You may recall the panic around the Ebola outbreaks in West Africa in 2014. Governments restricted international travel, closed borders, and built isolation units. The fear surrounding it was for good reason. Ebola is an extremely deadly and highly contagious virus.

In The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus by Richard Preston, we get an intense real-life look into the terrifying Ebola virus. You'll learn where it came from, how we were able to halt its spread for now, and where it could spread next. Most importantly, we can learn how to apply the lessons we learned from Ebola to make sure it doesn't progress to a worldwide pandemic.

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"To mess around with Ebola is an easy way to die. Better to work with something safer, such as anthrax."

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