Since you did not specify whether you mean fiction or non-fiction I would have to go with a book called The Hot Zone by an author by the name of Richard Preston. It is a non-fiction thriller that was published in 1995 already, but I didn't read it until 2014 when it seemed like the only news on television was about a possible Ebola outbreak in America. From what I can remember, there was a man in Dallas who came back from Africa and died from Ebola. The two nurses who cared for him both got the virus as well and I was severely freaked out when I discovered that one of them was in my hometown of Akron Ohio before she knew that she was infected. There was a lot of panic during this time and I remember how terrified I was when there was all the talk of how the Ebola might go airborne and spread like wildfire. I was still in school when all of this was happening and even the thought of going going there or to public places like the mall scared me. It was so bad that my heart literally started beating faster whenever I heard the sounds of sirens outside. I started reading The Hot Zone to find out more about viruses and how they affected the public during outbreaks, but there were a few times where I had to stop reading just to calm my nerves with some music or painting. The way in which the author describes how diseases progress and the effect they have on their unfortunate victims literally made my stomach churn a few times. I now know of course that the author may have exaggerated some of the things like the way in which the virus literally dissolves your organs, but back then with all the news of a near certain outbreak in America it was scary as hell. After a while it became apparent that nobody in our town was getting sick and none of the fearmongering predictions came true, so life slowly returned to normal, but I still get a shiver down my spine whenever I think back to reading that book while huddled up in bed and wondering what I will do if the people around me suddenly developed symptoms.
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Posted on 12th of October, 2018