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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (43 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ed Regis Narrator: Rob McQuay Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Ever since Richard Preston's startling book The Hot Zone, killer viruses like Ebola, Lassa, Marburg and the hanta viruses have been huge at the box office--replacing bigger monsters as the scariest of horrors. Regis tells the story of how the Center for Disease Control (CDC) dealt efficiently with the most recent real-life outbreak of Ebola in Kikwit, Zaire in 1995. Although they never found the source of the outbreak, CDC scientists stopped it completely within a month. Initial panic by local medical authorities was stemmed with swift isolation of the infected and the training of staff to deal with this incurable horror using the latest technology: "rubber gloves, plastic gowns and face masks." Regis suggests that the threat from viruses has been overblown; his account of the CDC's heroic efficiency is certainly reassuring.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by James | 5/3/2011

    " Scary as hell. A true story written in Fiction form. Truly a great read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by hunter marino | 4/22/2008

    " renews my belief that everything is precious and all it takes is one proverbial sneeze. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by hunter | 4/3/2008

    " renews my belief that everything is precious and all it takes is one proverbial sneeze. "

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