The Ebola Epidemic Was The Deadliest Ever But The Outbreaks Continue Now Comes A Gripping Account Of The Doctors And Scientists Fighting To Protect Us, An Urgent Wake Up Call About The Future Of Emerging Viruses From The Bestselling Author Of The Hot Zone, Soon To Be A National Geographic Original MiniseriesThis Time, Ebola Started With A Two Year Old Child Who Likely Had Contact With A Wild Creature And Whose Entire Family Quickly Fell Ill And Died The Ensuing Global Drama Activated Health Professionals In North America, Europe, And Africa In A Desperate Race Against Time To Contain The Viral Wildfire By The End As The Virus Mutated Into Its Deadliest Form, And Spread Farther And Faster Than Ever Before , People Would Be Infected, And The Dead Would Be Spread Across Eight Countries On Three ContinentsIn This Taut And Suspenseful Medical Drama, Richard Preston Deeply Chronicles The Outbreak, In Which We Saw For The First Time The Specter Of Ebola Jumping Continents, Crossing The Atlantic, And Infecting People In America Rich In Characters And Conflict Physical, Emotional, And Ethical Crisis In The Red Zone Is An Immersion In One Of The Great Public Health Calamities Of Our TimePreston Writes Of Doctors And Nurses In The Field Putting Their Own Lives On The Line, Of Government Bureaucrats And NGO Administrators Moving, Often Fitfully, To Try To Contain The Outbreak, And Of Pharmaceutical Companies Racing To Develop Drugs To Combat The Virus He Also Explores The Charged Ethical Dilemma Over Who Should And Did Receive The Rare Doses Of An Experimental Treatment When They Became Available At The Peak Of The DisasterCrisis In The Red Zone Makes Clear That The Outbreak Of Is A Harbinger Of Further, Severe Outbreaks, And Of Emerging Viruses Heretofore Unimagined In Any Country, On Any Continent In Our Ever Interconnected World, With Roads And Towns Cut Deep Into The Jungles Of Equatorial Africa, Viruses Both Familiar And Undiscovered Are Being Unleashed Into Densely Populated Areas Than Ever BeforeThe We Discover About The Virosphere, The We Realize Its Deadly Potential Crisis In The Red Zone Is An Exquisitely Timely Book, A Stark Warning Of Viral Outbreaks To Come
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- 400 pages
- Crisis in the Red Zone
- Richard Preston
- 10 May 2017 Richard Preston