Ebola Is Getting Its Own TV Show, Here Are The Specifics

October 17, 2014 4:51 PM

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Back in 1994, Richard Preston wrote a terrifying thriller called The Hot Zone. It’s a book about viruses that are dangerous to humanity namely because we haven’t figured out how to cure or treat those diseases yet. Now Ridley Scott wants to make a TV series based on the book, which is timely considering one of the big diseases discussed in The Hot Zone is the Ebola Virus.

The Hot Zone follows a slew of different situations related to infectious diseases, including the Ebola Virus, which the plot synopsis notes kills "9 out of 10 of its victims” extremely quickly. If you’ve read the book, you know that Ebola is at the heart of the story, but that other viruses, includ...

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