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The Ebola Wars

posted by Jason Kottke   Oct 21, 2014

Ebola Virus

As Ebola enters a deepening relationship with the human species, the question of how it is mutating has significance for every person on earth.

From the front lines in West Africa to the genomics researchers who hope to control the outbreak, The New Yorker’s Richard Preston provides a detailed and interesting look at The Ebola Wars. Preston is the author of 1995’s The Hot Zone, the bestselling account of the first emergence of Ebola, which is back in the top 50 on Amazon.

Scientists have found a probable carrier for

posted by Jason Kottke   Dec 07, 2005

Scientists have found a probable carrier for the ebola virus: fruit bats. According to the WHO, ebola causes death in “50-90% of all clinically ill cases”.