Title: Crisis in the Red Zone: The Story of the Deadliest Ebola Outbreak in History, and of the Outbreaks to Come
Author: Richard Preston
The first book I read by Richard Preston was The Hot Zone which is now a Mini Series. You can't watch the new without hears Ebola. When you realize that deadly Ebola outbreak are mainly found in African nations it doesn't make it any less terrifying.
While Richard Preston has an ability to write an amazing story using the news, medical and first hand accounts he does not sugar coat the details in which they have watched people die from Ebola. At times the stories and accounts will turn stomachs knowing how easily this disease could be transmitted across the oceans. Away from the 3rd world nations and right to your own back door.
The author gives stats, detailed accounts in hopes readers will open their eyes to the delicate balance we have in the world. This is must read book for those interested in Ebola or infectious diseases.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Random House, for the Advance copy of Richard Preston Crisis in the Red Zone.
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 Zoneis 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.
Hardcover, 400 pages
Expected publication: July 23rd 2019 by Random House
About The Author:
Richard Preston is the bestselling author of The Hot Zone, The Demon in the Freezer, and the novel The Cobra Event. A writer for The New Yorker since 1985, Preston is the only nondoctor to have received the Centers for Disease Control's Champion of Prevention Award. He also holds an award from the American Institute of Physics. Preston lives outside of New York City.