This book is totally terrifying, especially since I live near enough to Reston that if that strain had been hot for humans it would have directly impacted me.
The first chapter that describes the process the illness takes in a human body was frightening and gripping reading. The man becoming liquid virus was a picture vivid enough that I still can't get it out of my head.
I read this book in 1994 and still can't get that image out of my head!
Terrifying and possibly one of the most disturbing books I've ever read, there's really nothing like nonfiction.
please cover your mouth
Though it is terrifying i enjoyed this one.
I dint like this book it was boring and lame
I would not read it if I were you
Not an intellectual are you. (dint ??)
Boring and lame? No one with 9mm weapons in both hands firing mindlessly, you mean? Still, that's real life for you.
The first half was a fascinating analysis of what Ebola is, how it kills, how it is spread and of the problems that confront the medical profession in controlling it in the developed world, let alone Africa where it crops up from time to time.
The second half showed just how close "the west" came to an outbreak of a virus that kills the majority of people who are infected with it. Bet you followed the recent swine flu outbreak quite closely - this would have been a whole lot worse, but no, it's "boring and lame".
I kinda wonder if the entire thing is true. A scary read even if only half of it did in fact happen.
I thought it was pretty good, but it would be better if they just based it off a true story and had people get ebola from the monkeys.
They did :/
is this book worth reading =}
this book proves that many times truth is more shocking than fiction...
and when it is so.........then only thing u can do is to hide and pray that it wont come and get u............
but really after reading this i thought i was going Spermatophobic............
Do you think nature will develop a virus that will wipe out the human race?