From School Library Journal
Grade 6–8—First reported in 1976, Ebola is a deadly virus that has plagued mainly small populations of Africa. Currently, this infectious disease cannot be prevented nor its spread contained. This book presents scientists' understanding of the virus along with a history of research and surveillance. The text is complemented by numerous color photos, diagrams, sidebars, and contact information. Allison Stark Draper's Ebola
(Rosen, 2002) is one of the many recent titles about this contagion; Hirschmann's work has a time line of Ebola outbreaks through 2005. For school libraries that already have a similar reference, this book is an additional purchase as little progress has been made toward the cure of this dreaded disease.—Caroline Geck, Kean University, Union, NJ
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