The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance - Chapter 4: Into the Woods Summary & Analysis

Laurie Garrett
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Chapter 4: Into the Woods Summary and Analysis

In Chapter 4, Uwe Brinkmann, Bernhard Mandrella, Adam Cargill, and three nurses were taken to an isolated facility in Germany, after Mandrella became infected with the Lassa virus. Two weeks prior, Mandrella's coworker treated a patient and soon became ill himself. Mandrella treated him and sent blood to the CDC which confirmed the Lassa virus. By that time, Mandrella was infected. When he went in for treatment, he was given blood from nurse Lily Pinneo. Dr. Jeanette Troup and Pinneo worked in Jos five years previously, when an outbreak occurred. Two nurses contracted the disease and died. Pinneo and Troup autopsied them, and one week later, Pinneo contracted the disease. She was flown to New York, and blood and tissue samples were sent to Jordi Casals for identification, but he was unable to identify the virus...

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