Ebola in the Garden of Eden – The Foreword

A good book for a thoughtful solstice. A great read that draws you in. A thoughtful plot and real scenario.

Opher's World

This is probably my best Sci Fi book. If you enjoy a good read with a bit of a pertinent thought-provoking edge you might enjoy this one.

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Ebola in the Garden of Eden

Foreword

I first mapped this novel out in 1996. It was originally called ‘Ebola in Eden’.

At the time Ebola was a virus that had already been around for twenty years. The first recorded outbreaks were in 1976 in Zaire and Sudan. The disease probably originated in primates, including chimpanzees and gorillas, and is also transmitted by bats.

It is quite likely that the first cases in humans were contracted from the butchering of ‘bush-meat’ by hunters who were killing chimpanzees and gorillas. The logging companies were opening up the interior and putting roads in to extract the timber. The hunters were using these roads to reach deeper into the jungles. They were encountering animal groups that…

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