He describes the hyper-vigilance needed to perform a hot lab dissection. It can be understood from a layman's perspective, which is a beautiful effort in itself given how complex some of the information is. This detailed look into Ebola inspires extreme reactions. I am giving this book a high rating because of this and how well written it is. He also proves that Marburg and Ebola have the ability to travel through the air. Of course, the recent outbreak has sparked renewed interest in the book, and its infidelity to fact doesn't help the situation.
Need not to worry, it's not fatal, yet. The next morning I went to the bathroom and discovered that cheep red licorice passes nearly untouched through the human digestive system. The story bounced around from person to person but ended up weaving into a really nice full story by the end. The amount of weight of a survival hiking backpack an average couch potato could carry versus a trained military soldier may be overstated, but dealing with it is well explained. Steve's military background gives credence to the story and the action gallops along at a great pace. As I much prefer those series which have 6 or 9 books already under their belt. Here they get no more attention than those officers' snacks.
I'm sure Nancy Jaax didn't say she got sweatpants on that morning before going downstairs, nor did she remember John Cougar Mellencamp was on the radio. Peter Cardinal A ten-year-old Danish boy who dies from the Marburg virus after visiting Kitum Cave in 1987. I must admit that I found his visit to Kitum cave, towards the end of the book, to be a spot of melodrama, as was quite a bit of the rest of book, interspersed with unnecessary filler. Charles caught a flight to Nairobi an the ninth day after his visit to Kitum cave. Shocking, frightening, and impossible to ignore, The Hot Zone proves that truth really is scarier than fiction. Jones An English veterinarian whose job was to inspect the monkeys before they were exported to the Behring Works vaccine factory in Marburg, Germany.
Shem Musoke A young, energetic physician who examines Charles Monet after his collapse in the waiting room of Nairobi Hospital. The strain found near D. The next to fall ill, Heinrich P. Preston needs only the space of a few pages to subdue the reader into a state of trepidation. Much easier than a Wikipedia page.
Ebola outbreaks are ongoing in Africa, right now. Don't Audiobook Review 2 stars means I read it but it was awful. As news breaks out, President Mobutu, the notorious ruler of Zaire, dispatches his armed forces to quarantine the hospital and blockade the rural areas where infected have been reported. The author takes a different approach that I haven't seen before by describing the characters and the political approaches made in reaction to a massive pandemic. Jones further recalls that he observed a Marburg-like virus that infected both humans and monkeys near Kitum Cave between 1962 and 1965. Much of the story reads like a medical thriller.
Their paths to escape the quarantine zone culminated in a fun little plane-helicopter chase scene. But the study of disease and populations and epidemics was brought to a head the first time I read this book around 2003 I think. He then started throwing up an incredible amount of blood from his stomach and split it on to the floor. The first half of the book sets up the infant rampages of Ebola in central Africa, documenting its effect on human beings and an averted outbreak in Kinsasha, while the second half of the book details the Army's hunt when the killer has the audacity to surface in the U. To say that Preston took artistic liberties is akin to saying Ayn Rand held only a little contempt for Marxism or that Memento had a tendency to confuse its viewers.
The people are painted richly for a book type of this, not as characters but profiles and even if you already know the outcome of the Reston incident there are moments you can still be on the edge of your seat. This may sound brusque, but given the differential threat of the other viruses mentioned above, Ebola isn't a top priority. Any fear you might have of Ebola should be calibrated against the numbers, which tell us that we're far more likely to die from lightning, a car accident or a plane crash than we are from Ebola. That aside, loads of great narrative. But let's not point too much of the blame in one direction. It would be like another Black Plague, but the Black Plague only killed 50% of those infected while this killed 90%.
If A above occurs, head immediately and directly to your nearest lawn and garden store, purchase a pack of rat poison, mix with vodka, and drink your last. Anyway, that aside, I found it a great read. Tukei is an important member of Johnson's expedition to Kitum Cave in 1988. It's an effective literary device underscoring the necessity of placing this primal, elusive and deadly virus in a broader context, a context that incorporates historical and ecological considerations. During an experiment on Ebola in 1983, Jaax suffers a near exposure to Ebola after ripping her space suit in the middle of a dissection.
Well Hot Zone tells us what some of the people do and how they manage to end up meeting. Facts are facts but they can be presented in different ways. I flew through this, and even with the amount of questions I had, I still loved it. What would you do if you don't know what is happening and the government have closed the roads? Your body literally liquifies while you are still alive. Reality can be so much more scary than fiction. It is no surprise that personal antagonisms surface during such a crisis.
An invisible pest that moves from person to person and leaves a high mortality rate in its wake is bound to generate a level of fear, with or without The Hot Zone. I recommend the book for those looking for information on killer viruses and the true life crime story of how an outbreak was averted in the U. She pulled it up to her armpits and slid her arms into the sleeves until her fingers entered the gloves. To work with anything like Ebola, researchers must wear bulky biological space suits and go through elaborate safety and security precautions. Before she dies, she is treated by Dr. I like that Konkoly has a range of preparedness in the characters.