The Hot Zone - Part 1, Chapter 2 Jumper Summary & Analysis

Richard Preston
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Part 1, Chapter 2 Jumper Summary

In this short chapter, Charles Monet is placed on a gurney and wheeled into the intensive-care unit. Dr. Shem Musoke, a young, well-liked doctor is unsure of what is happening, but he recognizes that Monet cannot breathe. When Dr. Musoke attempts to insert a breathing tube, he realizes the patient has developed severe brain damage. During the insertion, the patient vomits blood upward and it gets into the doctor's eyes and mouth. Because Monet's blood will not clot, attempts to give him a transfusion only cause him to bleed more; and he dies that evening. The autopsy shows that his recently living body resembles a several-days' dead corpse on the inside.

Within a few days, Dr. Musoke begins showing signs of illness. He treats himself for malaria and typhoid fever, but neither treatment is helpful. His doctor, Antonia Bagshawe...

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