Richard Preston wrote an interesting nonfiction work titled as The Hot Zone, and it’s focused on a deadly virus in African rainy forests that appears in Washington suburbs one day. Unfortunately, this virus has no cure and it’s contagious, and this popular book describes a number of frightening encounters with it and its effect on the human body. Everything is getting more graphic as this story continues, and it also tries to explain to readers why and where all viruses are originated.
After reading The Hot Zone, people can interpret a few basic themes, including the idea that Ebola can spread really fast if it’s airborne. In the modern society with its widespread use of airplanes, airborne viruses can travel all over the world in a matter of a few hours. There are many outbreaks that happen as a result of infected people who travel to other regions. So, such dangerous airborne viruses as Ebola can destroy the whole world very fast because of the use of airplanes. Besides, another major theme of this story revolves around the idea of Preston that any serious disease is the defense of the nature because the earth has its unique immune response against humans.
The planet starts to react to human parasites, flooding infections, and dead spots in different countries. The nature has quite interesting methods and ways to balance itself properly, and rain forests in Africa have their own natural defenses. The Hot Zone written by Preston is one of the most informative and powerful books on this subject. It explains the spread and origination of Ebola that started in Africa and slowly spreads all over the world. The author provides his descriptive and a bit gruesome synopsis of this dangerous virus and its negative effects on mammals and human beings.
This book opens with a story of Charles Monet and his trip to a mountain in Kenya for a hike. This is where he becomes infected by a highly lethal virus, and its effects include many unpleasant and painful symptoms, such as black vomiting, blood clots, bloodshot eyes, and much more. The main character decides to go to Nairobi to get the necessary medical attention, but he dies after passing this lethal disease to his doctor. Then it was discovered that this virus belongs to the family of other sister viruses responsible for the most devastative effects on the human body so that they leave only a few survivors after being infected.
Richard Preston wrote an interesting nonfiction work titled as The Hot Zone, and it’s focused on a deadly virus in African rainy forests that appears in Washington suburbs one day. Unfortunately, this virus has no cure and it’s contagious, and this popular book describes a number of frightening encounters with it and its effect on the human body.