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Inferno : a doctor's Ebola story / Steven Hatch, M.D.

Book Book (2017.)
Description: viii, 303 pages ; 25 cm
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2017.
8 of 9 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
1 of 1 copy available at Winthrop. (Show preferred library)
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  • ISBN: 9781250085139
  • ISBN: 1250085136
  • Edition: First edition.
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references (pages [289]-294) and index.
Contents: The vestibule -- Preparing for the end of the world -- The blue world -- Inferno -- The unbearable cry -- Behold, a pale horse -- Night -- Purgatory -- Mawah.
Summary: "Dr. Steven Hatch first came to Liberia in November 2013, to work at a hospital in Monrovia. Six months later, several of the physicians Dr. Hatch had mentored and served with were dead or barely clinging to life, and Ebola had become a world health emergency. Hundreds of victims perished each week; whole families were destroyed in a matter of days; so many died so quickly that the culturally taboo practice of cremation had to be instituted to dispose of the bodies. With little help from the international community and a population ravaged by disease and fear, the war-torn African nation was simply unprepared to deal with the catastrophe. A physician's memoir about the ravages of a terrible disease and the small hospital that fought to contain it, Inferno is also an explanation of the science and biology of Ebola : how it is transmitted and spreads with such ferocity. And as Dr. Hatch notes, while Ebola is temporarily under control, it will inevitably re-emerge-as will other plagues, notably the Zika virus, which the World Health Organization has declared a public health emergency. Inferno is a glimpse into the white-hot center of a crisis that will come again. "-- Provided by publisher.
Citation: Hatch, Steven. "Inferno : a doctor's Ebola story." New York : St. Martin's Press, 2017.

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