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Published: 24 January 2017

256 Pages | 14 black and white images

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198759997

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Profile of a Killer Virus

Dorothy H. Crawford

  • Tells the story of Ebola from the first known outbreak in 1976, and details what was understood about the virus before the 2014 outbreak
  • Charts the course of the 2014 outbreak, pinpointing the exact sources of the earliest cases
  • Explores how virologists and medical workers struggled to understand and cope with the new pattern of the 2014 outbreak, and the effort to create vaccines
  • Includes many personal stories from Ebola sufferers, aid workers, and frontline health care workers
  • Draws on the author's own personal experiences with the outbreak in Sierra Leone

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