Ebola Virus In The Hot Zone Book By Richard Preston

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The Hot Zone book by Richard Preston, demonstrates about a highly contagious and lethal virus that is known as “Ebola virus”, and from where the disease originates, how was it transmitted from one person to another, not necessarily humans only but also animals. As well as the experience that people had when the virus abruptly invaded Kenya and nearby countries, that caused an epidemic to pandemic outbreak. Also the ability for USAMRID team and SWAT soldiers to limit or to prevent the dispersion of the disease. Preston’s descriptions of the book were highly significant, because it makes you aware and attentive about the perilous situations that you might encounter, how to deal with Ebola virus, and in which aspects you should concentrate on. …show more content…

Richard Preston had his own journey, through the universe of the filo viruses. He interviewed several people, in order to make his own conclusions, the nature of the virus, and the mode of transmission of filo viruses. He interviewed Nancy Jaax, Jerry Jaax, Tom Giesbert, and Peter Jahrling. Nancy Jaax showed Preston how terrible the Ebola virus is, there were pockets of cells that had burst and liquefied (Preston, 1995). It was highly infected and they were actually looking for a male reproductive tissue. As well as Preston’s point of view that AIDS also must be taken under considerations because the AIDS symptoms progress slowly, onset of the disease usually occurs in adulthood, and it might be asymptomatic that can be as lethal as the Ebola …show more content…

In addition, individuals didn’t know the actual source of the virus, and that’s a major issue, because if they knew the actual source it would be easier to control the spread of the disease. Viruses are incurable and that what makes it more complicated, therefore people fear getting the virus. Previously doctors and physicians were not familiar with Ebola’s virus, especially with Charles Monet case they were all frightened, shocked, and unacquainted of the condition that he had, since it was a rare form of disease that no one knew how to cure it, or how to deal with

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