Hell in the Hot Zone

Vanity Fair has written one of the most moving, detailed, honest reports about how the Ebola outbreak began in Guinea and went unnoticed for three and a half months.

As the Ebola epidemic rages, two questions have emerged: How did the deadly virus escape detection for three months? And why has a massive international effort failed to contain it? Traveling to Meliandou, a remote Guinean village and the likely home of Patient Zero, Jeffrey E. Stern tracks the virus’s path—and the psychological contagion that is still feeding the worst Ebola outbreak in history.

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