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The Hot Zone: A Terrifying True Story

The Hot Zone - Richard Preston Much better than the movie. Medical drama about an Ebola outbreak, with a lot of good background information about Marburg and Ebola viruses, and the hemorrhagic fever they cause. I don't work in a high security microbiology lab, so I can't attest for how realistic all the descriptions are, but they seem convincing, and even if they are inaccurate in some way, the story doesn't suffer because of it. Most of the characters in this book are forgettable. The virus is the star of the show, and reading about the science involved is the most rewarding aspect of this book.