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Containing the Deadly Ebola Virus

In 1989, there was a small outbreak of an extremely contagious virus, the Ebola virus, in a lab in Reston, Virginia. The Army was brought in to stop the spread of the disease. The disease causes its victims to bleed to death. Richard Preston has written a new book about the incident, called "The Hot Zone."

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Other segments from the episode on October 5, 1994

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, October 5. 1994: Interview with Richard Preston; Interview with David Grossman; Review of Elliott Carter's album "Eight Compositions (1948-1993)."

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