Fever Author:John G. Fuller Lassa Fever! The new killer virus came out of Africa bush country and spread terror throughout the Nigerian highlands. Its first known victim was a nurse at a lonely mission hospital. She had been cared for by two other nurses, both of whom fell ill. One died, the other was flown to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York for emergency treatm... more »ent. It was the beginning of one of the most dramatic detective stories of medical science.
To identify the pestilence, find its carrier, and produce a cure, virologists began working around the clock. but even scientists in their supposedly germ-proof laboratories weren't safe. The virus struck down workers in the Yale University labs. Research was halted, then transferred to Atlanta, Georgia, where it could be conducted in the newly built maximum security moon research facilities. Meanwhile, the disease was radiating across Africa, where thousands of people faced horrifying deaths if a cure could not be found.
Fever! is a vivid portrayal of the dangers posed to mankind as viruses continue to mutate, adapt themselves to changing conditions, and spread to other parts of the globe.« less