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The Resource Crisis in the red zone : the story of the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history, and of the outbreaks to come, Richard Preston

Crisis in the red zone : the story of the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history, and of the outbreaks to come, Richard Preston

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Crisis in the red zone : the story of the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history, and of the outbreaks to come
Title
Crisis in the red zone
Title remainder
the story of the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history, and of the outbreaks to come
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Richard Preston
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
The 2013-2014 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 #1 bestselling author of The Hot Zone, soon to be a National Geographic original miniseries. This 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--30,000 people would be infected, and the dead would be spread across eight countries on three continents. In 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 time. Preston 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 disaster. Crisis in the Red Zone makes clear that the outbreak of 2013-2014 is a harbinger of further, more severe outbreaks, and of emerging viruses heretofore unimagined--in any country, on any continent. In our ever more interconnected world, with roads and towns cut deep into the jungles of equatorial Africa, viruses both familiar and undiscovered are being unleashed into more densely populated areas than ever before. The more we discover about the virosphere, the more 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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NLM
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1954-
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Preston, Richard
Dewey number
614.5/8852
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Epidemics
  • Ebola virus disease
  • Ebola virus disease
  • Epidemics
  • Ebola virus disease
  • Epidemics
  • Hemorrhagic fever
  • Hemorrhagic fever
  • Epidemics
  • Hemorrhagic Fever, Ebola
  • Hemorrhagic Fever, Ebola
  • Disease Outbreaks
  • International Cooperation
  • History, 21st Century
Target audience
adult
Label
Crisis in the red zone : the story of the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history, and of the outbreaks to come, Richard Preston
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Contents
Nameless -- Heat lightning -- Ancient rule -- Crisis in the red zone -- The angel's sword
Control code
on1089264925
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 375 pages
Isbn
9780812998832
Lccn
2019010492
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maps
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(OCoLC)1089264925
Label
Crisis in the red zone : the story of the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history, and of the outbreaks to come, Richard Preston
Publication
Copyright
Contents
Nameless -- Heat lightning -- Ancient rule -- Crisis in the red zone -- The angel's sword
Control code
on1089264925
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 375 pages
Isbn
9780812998832
Lccn
2019010492
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1089264925

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