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Subject: can someone help me identify a book.
Date Posted: 4/17/2009 9:26 PM ET
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I just can't remeber the name of this book, it's about a scientist(i think or could be a random guy) whois in the jungle, but catches a deadly virus, is transported to a hospital where he throws up in a  doctor's face, transferring the virus then to the doctor, and so on. I think it may have been a new york times bestseller. Much help appreciated. And apoligies if this isn't the right place to post this...

Date Posted: 4/18/2009 12:47 AM ET
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I'm pretty sure I remember the book.  It's a one word title.  Is it "Outbreak" or something like that?  It's about some hemmhoragic fever that causes people to bleed out within 24 or 36 hours of infection.

Now I'm curious...

Ellie (EllieW) - ,
Date Posted: 4/18/2009 11:26 AM ET
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The first thing that came to my mind was "Outbreak" also. I remember reading it one summer at the community pool while the kids played.

Geri (geejay) -
Date Posted: 4/18/2009 6:38 PM ET
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Does this sound like the book?  This is Outbreak by Robin Cook - from Amazon

I sure remember the book you're asking about but I don't know if this is it.

From Publishers Weekly
Despite inept prose and an overload of synthetic crises, Cook's new novel will probaby be popular with fans of Coma, Godplayer and his other thrillers. The heroine is gutsy, naive Dr. Melissa Blumenthal of the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta. Sent to report on an exotic, killer virus that is claiming victims in every state, the young doctor learns more than she should for her own safety. There are clues to a scheme by the prestigious members of the Physicians Action Congress to control the medical profession by planting the virus, which wipes out personnel and patients, in health-care centers; strangely, these are the only locations where the disease has been breaking out. Confiding her suspicions to a colleague at CDC, Melissa is betrayed and has to fight for her life repeatedly, performing feats that defy belief. Finally, she is free to embrace the suitor who proves himself worthy and let the law deal with the criminals in PAC.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title

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