Boris Johnson’s Dad Wrote ‘The Virus’ Book Which Involves a Monkey and Mysterious Virus

Initially published in 1982 as The Marburg Virus, Johnson’s The Virus reveals uncanny parallels with the current corona virus: the outbreak of a mysterious and deadly disease, the origins of which are traced to a medical student infected by a green monkey. It features an epidemiologist as its hero and a desperate search for a vaccine…

‘Mr. Johnson, a former member of the European Parliament and the father of Boris Johnson, clearly

knows all the drills. The author of 25 earlier works of fiction and nonfiction, he has a lifetime’s expertise.’

The Wall Street Journal