Ebola / Marburg

TRKeske trkeske at aol.com
Fri Jul 24 23:31:21 EST 1998

>Can anyone reccomend some good reads or websites relating to these
>virus's.  I'm looking for stuff that goes a little in depth but not over
>my head (I'm no biology expert).  I'm interested in material that mostly
>looks at the historical and scientifical side of Ebola and Marburg type

"Emerging Viruses: AIDS and Ebola", by Leonard Horowitz.

There are some interesting mysteries- how Ebola struck
simultaneously in two locations,
600 miles apart.  How a search
for a "natural reservoir" failed
to yield one.  How Russian biowar
scientists were experimenting
with Marburg virus.  How an
attack of Ebola virus appeared to
help make the dictator Mobutu
tow the line, when he was 
switching political loyalties.

The human angle is more troubling
than the virus, itself.

Tom Keske
Boston, Mass.

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