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Old 10-20-2014, 09:38 PM   #71
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Have you read "Spillover" by Quammen?
I haven't yet, but am going to start on it soon. The Hot Zone is a great beginner book, too, it delivers truth, and is written in a way that fascinates the reader, well, at least, it did me.
Ebola, Natural and Human History; how do you like it so far? Is it developing the history in a more academic, or a more, ehm, entertaining, way, like Hot Zone does?
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Old 10-20-2014, 10:05 PM   #72
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Have you read "Spillover" by Quammen?
I haven't yet, but am going to start on it soon. The Hot Zone is a great beginner book, too, it delivers truth, and is written in a way that fascinates the reader, well, at least, it did me.
Ebola, Natural and Human History; how do you like it so far? Is it developing the history in a more academic, or a more, ehm, entertaining, way, like Hot Zone does?
Ebola: The Natural Human History.... Is a newer more up to date version of Spillover. No point in me reading that one at this point. According to Quammen and his experts Preston exaggerated a bit in The Hot Zone about Ebola symptoms, but I agree it was a good book.
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Old 10-21-2014, 06:44 PM   #73
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So far, the first 6 chapters in Spillover are dealing with the Hendra virus, and zoonosis in general, but mostly focused on Hendra, and it's possible reservoirs.
Bats are a major focus, too, as being the source of several hemorrhagic fevers (Ebola), plus coronaviruses, (SARS), Hendra,
Nipah (basic encephalitis), with jumping of species transmission due to contact with contaminated saliva or bat guano.
Is Ebola NHH a reiteration of this?
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Yes, but it's updated. Go to Amazon and read the info and the reviews. The first review says it's far more than a rehash of Spillover and is very thorough.
http://www.amazon.com/Ebola-Natural-...keywords=Ebola


I'm now reading Ebola K: A Terrorism Thriller by Bobby Adair. It's fiction and is really good! All the basic Ebola info is true, but it's based on the scary idea that it could be airborne. The first book of the trilogy is free so if you like this kind of thing get it.
http://www.amazon.com/Ebola-Terroris...orism+thriller
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Yes, but it's updated. Go to Amazon and read the info and the reviews. The first review says it's far more than a rehash of Spillover and is very thorough.
http://www.amazon.com/Ebola-Natural-...keywords=Ebola


I'm now reading Ebola K: A Terrorism Thriller by Bobby Adair. It's fiction and is really good! All the basic Ebola info is true, but it's based on the scary idea that it could be airborne. The first book of the trilogy is free so if you like this kind of thing get it.
http://www.amazon.com/Ebola-Terroris...orism+thriller

Got it! Thanks for the heads up!
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Got it! Thanks for the heads up!
Im only 1/3 of the way through the first book and I'm sure I'll be buying the second.
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Sorry I haven't been on recently. Been very busy.
Ebola K!! I do like books like that, so, yes, will be getting the free copy, if still avail.
At this time, I'm on chapter 34 of Spillover, and the more I hear, and do additional research online, the more I see that bats are a particularly popular reservoir for all kinds of nasty killer viruses.
Interesting how some animals, like the Palm Civet, are also reservoirs, but not the primary stomping ground for SARS.
Specific species of bats, such as the horseshoe and 3 species of fruit bats: Hypsignathus monstrosus, Epomops franqueti, and Myonycteris torquata, harbor ebola. Bats in general can be reservoirs for Hendra, Ebola, and SARS. Makes you want to avoid the bat cages at the zoo! Ha!
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Am getting ready to download the free copy to my Kindle.
Thanks for the link.
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