The Ebola Epidemic: The Fight, The Future

By GOLDSMITH, Connie

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9781467792448
Publisher
Twenty-First Century


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on January 1, 2016  |  Middle to High School

Gr 7 Up—Goldsmith, a health care practitioner and experienced science writer, begins her investigation of Ebola with the 1976 outbreak in Zaire (now known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo) and scientists' realization that they were dealing with a new type of incredibly deadly hemorrhagic fever. Subsequent chapters explain how the virus works so effectively to sicken its human hosts and shed light on the recent 2014 epidemic in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia. The efforts of health care workers and humanitarian organizations to care for the sick and contain t...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on April 1, 2016

From the first identified outbreak in 1976 to the 2014–2015 epidemic, the evolution of our knowledge about the origin, biology, transmission, and treat...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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