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review Fever: The Hunt for a New Killer Virus 107 ã February 1969 deadly unidentified virus reported from remote African missionary hospital two American nurses stricken and died within 10 days Doctors stymied by mysterious symptoms of the killer soaring temperature painful backache swelling of the throat and neck discolored skin Latest victT search launches to discover an antidote U S Public Health officials alarmed virus has the potential to decimate the whole population aviation officials consider cancellation of all jet travel to critical world areas. Interesting book for anybody that wishes to go on a medical mission trip At times the book just rambled on about microbiology and this can be boring for those who are not big fans of the subject However it provided a lot of information about how hard it is to identify and isolate a virus The thing that kept me reading was wondering who would die next and if the culprit was Lassa fever

Summary ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ John G. Fuller

Inful backache swelling of the throat and neck discolored skin Latest victim airlifted to special isolation ward at New York's Columbia Presbyterian Hospital blood samples rushed to Yale's Arborvirus Laboratory all ou. I’m giving this book two stars It’s difficult to read In addition to that I’m not sure how credible the author is I know his other works are far too credulous for my taste I love virology and I think this story needed to be told howeverI wish someone else told it

John G. Fuller ✓ 7 review

Fever The Hunt for a New Killer VirusFebruary 1969 deadly unidentified virus reported from remote African missionary hospital two American nurses stricken and died within 10 days Doctors stymied by mysterious symptoms of the killer soaring temperature pa. I read an abbreviated version of this book in my mom's Readers Digest when I was a kid and was fascinated by this story When Ebola panic erupted this fall I remembered this book and was able to find a copy at the library By the time I finished the Ebola pains was over There is much similarity between the events in this book and the Ebola crisis this past fall and it wasn't media panic This book tells the tale of the first recorded cases of Lassa fever a virus similar to Ebola which broke out in the late 1960s Some of the earliest victims were American missionaries one of whom was brought to the US for treatment Two lab workers in New York were infected one of whom died Many feared the disease would spread given the increase in air travel Like Ebola there is no cure for Lassa fever although giving patients blood from survivors helps with recovery Unlike Ebola the Lassa fever case did not cause the level hysteria experienced last fall Of course there was no internet 24 hour media or election at the time of Lassa As for the book it is well written and straight forward; the science is simple Much of the book centers on those who fought the Lassa outbreaks both in Africa and in labs in the US While not uite a medical thriller it was an interesting read