Tag Archives: emerging infections

Guest post: Emerging disease fiction VECTOR by James Abel

ScienceThrillers.com welcomes author Robert Reiss writing as James Abel. Abel’s series of science thrillers about Joe Rush, a military bio-terror expert, is now at book #4. If you haven’t discovered these yet, now is the time! Vector by James Abel. Science/medical thriller … Continue reading

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Ebola: The end of the world as we know it? I hope so.

Like a thunderstorm awakening sleepers on a gentle summer night, Ebola is rousing America. It’s about time. For most Americans, the idea of a person dying from an infection seems almost quaint, like getting scurvy or freezing to death on Donner … Continue reading

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Video tour of BSL-4 laboratory The NEIDL (like movie Contagion)

All you fans of The Hot Zone, Contagion, and similar tales of biohazardous disaster should check out this rare video tour of an actual BSL-4 facility. BSL-4 (biosafety level 4) is the highest level of laboratory security, designed “for work … Continue reading

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Thriller Science: Man-made epidemics

Today I’m introducing a new blog series at ScienceThrillers. “Thriller Science” posts will feature fascinating news or information from the world of real science. Each post will address a science topic that either has appeared in a science-themed thriller–or is … Continue reading

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