Virus Ground Zero: Stalking the Killer Viruses with the Centers for Disease Controlby Ed Regis, Rob McQuay
The virus detectives of the CDC risk their lives daily at the bottom of nature to confront the worlds deadliest pathogens. Regis takes us on a fascinating odyssey, chronicling the CDCs extraordinary 50-year history against the backdrop of the 1995 Ebola outbreak in Zaire & exploding the media-driven myth of the coming plague. Starting from a small government agency founded for the purpose of eradicating malaria in the 1940s, the CDC has grown into a disease-fighting behemoth whose sphere of action is the entire planet. Explores the CDCs battles against Lassa fever & Legionnaires disease.
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