1 RUE SIC»KY RICHARD PRESTON The Hot Zone Richard Preston Random House: 3rd Edition edition ASIN: BGUQVAG This book describes events. The Hot zoneI think people should know about the history of ebola. The Hot Zone captures the terrifying true story of an Ebola outbreak that made its way Richard Preston describes the symptoms of this deadly virus as they.

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The bestselling landmark account of the first emergence of the Ebola virus. A highly infectious, deadly virus from the central African rain forest suddenly. Read The Hot Zone PDF - by Richard Preston Completed | A highly infectious, deadly virus from the central African rain forest suddenly. Editorial Reviews. Review. The dramatic and chilling story of an Ebola virus outbreak in a surburban Washington, D.C. laboratory, with descriptions.

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His swift and horrifying decline is described in excruciating detail. Shem Musoke and dying shortly afterwards.

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For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Part 1, Chapter 1 Quotes. Related Characters: Richard Preston speaker , Charles Monet. Related Symbols: Mount Elgon and Kitum Cave. Related Themes: The Power of Nature. Page Number and Citation: Explanation and Analysis: Plus so much more Part 1, Chapter 8 Quotes. Download it!

The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance. Part 1, Chapter 1: Something in the Forest. In the Monet and his friend drive to a cliff called Endebess Bluff on the side of Mount After entering the small segment of Mount Elgon that is a national park, Monet and his friend meet a monkey, which sits on his shoulder and eats a banana A thunderstorm moves in during the afternoon, and Monet and his friend stay in their tent with Preston speculating that perhaps they have sex The next morning, Monet and his friend set off for Kitum Cave, driving as far as they can and Monet and his friend explore the cave, which is enormous over fifty-five yards across.

Finally, the author himself goes into Africa to explore Kitum Cave.

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Equipped with a hazmat suit , he enters the cave and finds a large number of animals, one of which might be the virus carrier.

At the conclusion of the book, he travels to the quarantine facility in Reston. He finds the building abandoned and deteriorating.

He concludes the book by claiming that Ebola will be back. Peter B. Jahrling isolated the filovirus further. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention conducted blood tests of the animal handlers.

While 6 tested positive, they did not exhibit any symptoms. The Reston virus was found to have low pathogenicity in humans.

This was further supported later when a handler infected himself during a necropsy of an infected monkey, as the handler did not show symptoms of the virus after the incubation period. A review in the British Medical Journal captures the paranoia and public panic described in this book.

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The reviewer was left "wondering when and where this enigmatic agent will appear next and what other disasters may await human primates". Reactions to this book could be seen not only in the public's view of emerging viruses, but in the changes in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In addition to the funding of public health infrastructure during the early s, there were many public discussions of biodefense. This book continued to fuel the emerging diseases campaign.

By connecting international health to national security , this campaign used The Hot Zone as a method of justifying increased intervention in the global phenomena of disease. I've spent a lot of time in the forests of central Africa. I know they're beautiful places that contain a lot of different kinds of creatures, including some that carry Ebola. But that's no reason to view it as scary or excessively dangerous. In your book, you talk about how the U. Army doesn't mess around with Ebola. It has this extraordinary facility at Fort Detrick, Md.

They call it the Slammer. In , virologist Kelly Warfield accidentally stuck herself with a needle containing Ebola-tainted blood.

The Army consigned her to 21 days in the Slammer. She describes it as "a prison and you're gonna die.


My impression was that it is a very, very serious place. We went through a double airlock to get into it.

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It was very serious quarantining.Part 1, Chapter 9: AIDS is the revenge of the rain forest. Goldberg gives us a picture of Africa as a ticking time bomb. As he often does throughout the narrative, Preston takes care to humanize his characters, even if this means inventing details and speculating about events. The cultural study of disease,I think, entails exposing those metaphoric constructionsof illness which are repressiveor disabling,while acknowledgingthe power of metaphor to make abstractionsof illness,and the possibility that there do exist metaphoric con- structionsof illnesswhich are scientificallyuseful.

It starts with the monkey house receiving a shipment of wild monkeys.

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