Multcolib Research Picks: Ebola

Pandemics What Everyone Needs to Know By Doherty, P. C. (Book - 2013 ) 362.10289 D6557p 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Nobel Prize-winning immunologist Peter Doherty addresses the history of pandemics and the ones that persist today, what promotes global spread, types of pathogens and the level of threat they pose, as well as how to combat outbreaks and mitigate their effects.

Beating Back the Devil
Beating Back the Devil On the Front Lines With the Disease Detectives of the Epidemic Intelligence Service By McKenna, Maryn (Book - 2004 ) 614.4 M155b 2004 Available in some locations

Annotation:This book celebrates a group of unsung heroes, the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Since its inception in 1951, the EIS has sent officers around the world to investigate outbreaks of diseases from polio, smallpox, tuberculosis, SARS, and West Nile Virus to the bioterrorist anthrax attacks.

The Little Book of Pandemics
The Little Book of Pandemics 50 of the World's Most Virulent Plagues and Infectious Diseases By Moore, Pete (Book - 2007 ) 614.49 M823L 2007 All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:This concise and intelligent look at the most deadly viral and bacterial diseases includes expert opinion on likely future outbreaks, method of contagion, identification of systems, and likelihood of survival. Includes influenza, smallpox, West Nile virus, AIDS, Ebola, SARS, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and many more.

No Time to Lose
No Time to Lose A Life in Pursuit of Deadly Viruses By Piot, Peter (Book - 2012 ) 616.9101 P6627n 2012 All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 3 on 6 copies

Annotation: In the 1970s, as a young man, the author was sent to Central Africa as part of a team tasked with identifying a grisly new virus. Crossing into the quarantine zone on the most dangerous missions, he studied local customs to determine how this disease--the Ebola virus--was spreading.

The Hot Zone
The Hot Zone By Preston, Richard (Book - 1995 ) 614.57 P939h 1995 All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 16 on 13 copies

Annotation:A highly infectious, deadly virus from the central African rain forest suddenly appears in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. There is no cure. In a few days 90 percent of its victims are dead. A secret military SWAT team of soldiers and scientists is mobilized to stop the outbreak of this exotic "hot" virus.

Panic in Level 4
Panic in Level 4 Cannibals, Killer Viruses, and Other Journeys to the Edge of Science By Preston, Richard (Book - 2008 ) 616.024 P939p 2008 All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:Originally published in the New Yorker, these essays from the author of The Hot Zone, explore his fascination with contagion and epidemic. The "panic" of the book's title refers to his own when his biohazard suit was breached and he feared he may have been exposed to one of the deadliest known viruses.

Ebola By Smith, Tara C. (Book - 2006 ) 616.918 S662e 2006 All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 2 on 1 copy

Annotation:Part of the series, Deadly Diseases and Epidemics, it provides a history of the appearance of the Ebola and Marburg viruses and details the characteristics of the Ebola virus and techniques used to research it.

Outbreak (DVD - 2009 ) DVD Action OUTBREAK All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 12 on 4 copies

Annotation:If the reality is too much, pop this thriller in the DVD player and sit back and watch Dustin Hoffman stare down an Ebola outbreak in California.

Annotation:The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has up-to-date information on Ebola outbreaks past and present.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention assure us that Ebola is not easily transmitted and that we are not at risk from the current outbreak in West Africa. But that doesn't mean that you don't wish to be informed. (Lee C.)

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