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The Hot Zone by Richard   Preston
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Oct 07, 2007

really liked it
bookshelves: advisory-07-08
Read in August, 2007

The Hot Zone is about a family of viruses in which relates to each other and how they caused a full alert to the U.S. Medical Research Institute of Infectious Disease. In the group of viruses, Marburg, Ebola Zaire, and Ebola Reston are the three viruses that are mainly discussed. As the book progresses, the Marburg virus mutates and emerges into the Ebola Zaire and then to Ebola Reston. While I was reading this book, I thought that it was difficult to follow along since there are many scientific terms even though the author was trying to make it simple for the reader to understand. Although the Richard Preston included a glossary of what might some of the term mean, sometimes flipping back and forth through the pages can be tiresome. However, what happens with the virus was very interesting in addition to how the characters reacted to the virus. The book kept me reading because it created a tension or a feeling of eagerness to know what happen; if this book did not create this feeling, I think that I would stop reading it.
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Amber Tilves The Hot zone was hands down one of the best books I have read. The suspece and my curiosity kept me intrigued. :)


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