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[Reading] ➵ Before Ebola ➼ Peter Apps – Reptileclassifieds.us

Before Ebola The Haunting Firsthand Account Of The Deadliest Marburg Outbreak In History The Year Is 2005 A Highly Infectious, Unidentified Ebola Like Virus Is Sweeping Through The Slums And Villages Of Northern Angola Within Months, Than 200 People Have Died, Medical Services Have Collapsed And Aid Workers Are On The Brink Of Exhaustion At 23, Peter Apps Was Just Starting Out As A Foreign Correspondent When Reuters Sent Him Into The Heart Of The Outbreak To Get The Story In Before Ebola Dispatches From A Deadly Outbreak Apps Recalls In Vivid, Unflinching Detail The Horrors Of Life In A Hot Zone, The Compassion Of Those Trying To Contain It, And How A Terrified Young Journalist Came Of Age In A Time Of Almost Unbearable Crisis Peter Apps Is A Global Defense Correspondent For Reuters News, Currently Dividing His Time Between London And Washington, D.C In September 2006, Apps Broke His Neck In A Minibus Crash While Covering The Sri Lankan Civil War, Leaving Him Largely Paralyzed From The Shoulders Down Cover Design By Kristen Radtke.

    10 thoughts on “[Reading] ➵ Before Ebola ➼ Peter Apps – Reptileclassifieds.us


  1. says:

    A decade ago, a different epidemic erupted in Africa and threatened to rage out of control The Marburg virus is a filovirus type hemorrhagic fever, related to Ebola In 2005, it quickly killed almost 300 people in northern Angola.Peter Apps was a young Reuters journalist who saw that horror firsthand, and this week he describes his experience in a deeply personal essay titled Before Ebola His story is as much a tale of disease as it is a window on the exciting, sometimes terrifying life of an A decade ago, a different epidemic erupted in Africa and threatened to rage out of control The Marburg virus is a filovirus type hemorrhagic fever, related to Ebola In 2005, it quickly killed almost 300 peop...


  2. says:

    This was a very short book about the Marburg outbreak in Northern Angola in 2005 Marburg is a hemorrhagic diseas that is evendeadly than Ebola and the period between onset and death is very short.It does not go into the medical aspects of the virus or the source of this particular outbreak It is about the everyday...


  3. says:

    An interesting read about the Marburg virus, which came about a decade before Ebola Peter Apps, the author, was a journalist at the time covering the outbreak He tells an interesting story of what life is like in the middle of an outbreak The story about the husband who abruptly locked his pregnant wife in their home when she exhibited signs of the disease and quickly left with their children was heartbreaking While outside the home, he could hear her crying all alone until she died The end An interesting read about the Marburg virus, which came about a decade before Ebola Peter Apps, the author, was a journalist at the time covering the outbreak He tells an interesting story of what life is like in the middle of an outbreak The story about the husband who abruptly locked his pregnant wife in their home when she exhibited signs of the diseas...


  4. says:

    Good readI picked this up in kindle unlimited and thought I would give it a try, it was good to read and very informative.


  5. says:

    Full disclosure I ve met this author a handful of times and think he is pretty damn awesome and brilliant, so my review may be a little biased though not inflated or dishonest, I don t think.Before Ebola was extremely interesting and informative, though it was not quite what I expected I was expecting and hoping forinformation about the actual virus, the human impact in Angola, the responses from government officials, victims, family members, community members, etc Don t get me wrong Full disclosure I ve met this author a handful of times and think he is pretty damn awesome and brilliant, so my review may be a little biased though not inflated or dishonest, I don t think.Before Ebola was extremely interesting and informative, though it was not quite what I expected I was expecting and hoping forinformation about the actual virus, the human impact in Angola, the responses from government officials, victims, family members, community members, etc Don t get me wrong all of that was in there But this is not a full length book, and so Apps did not have the length to get into the details as much as I would have liked I haven t gotten this far yet, bu...


  6. says:

    Not what I expectedThe book is fairly well written, but lacks any substance about Marburg virus The book describes well the author s trip in Africa and touches on what life there was like, but fails miserably beyond that You are r...


  7. says:

    Interesting inside lookThe author gives a personal account of his experience as a journalist moving through a dangerously invisible threat to cover Marburg in Uige Given the lack of resources and the risk on all sides, I greatly admire the author for his willingness to write a first hand acco...


  8. says:

    Thoughtful and excellent accountFrom the frontlines of Marburg Introspective as well as a detailed report of last decade s response to this illness, now incredibly timely, considering the recent focus on Ebola Hope to hearfrom this incredible repo...


  9. says:

    A glimpse into a deadly outbreak I enjoyed Apps dispatches during an outbreak of a deadly virus His writing is thoughtful and gives a glimpse into the life of a young journalist He describes how everyday life is affected by the outbreak Interesting read.


  10. says:

    A good look at Marburg and comparison to today s Ebola outbreak Because this book was written by a journalist, rather then a medical professional, it is easy to understand and provides a good, basic primer on the evolution of Marburg, a predecessor of Ebola

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