The book uses spectacular imagery, well enough that one can vividly
picture every symptom of every virus. The author is very specific about
details, even those such as a family has bought a Cadillac with red leather
seats, but the sold it for a Honda accord. The combination of both of these
rhetorical devices, makes understanding how devastating and grotesque level
four hot viruses are. I learned from this book that if ever on vacation, one
should never touch anything that isn’t 100% sanitary, especially something that
an animal might have left either blood, or excrements on. Also, avoid touching
other peoples body fluids, for many viruses are transmitted through them. The
book does make me wonder, do any viruses NOT originate in caves in the middle
of Africa?

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