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

Richard Preston
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Part 2, Chapter 1 Reston Summary

The setting is Reston, Virginia, in October and November of 1989. A company called Hazleton Research Products houses the Reston Primate Quarantine Unit, where monkeys spend a month after being imported. Approximately 16,000 monkeys are imported into the U.S. annually, and they must be quarantined to ensure that they are disease free. Veterinarian Dan Dalgard is called in by the manager because many of a shipment of 100 macaque monkeys from the Philippines are dying, possibly because the heating system will not shut off. Dalgard identifies a couple of listless animals in Room F, and by the next day they are dead. He dissects the crab-eating monkeys and finds very enlarged and hardened spleens. He does not realize this is a result of the spleen being engorged with clotted blood. New monkeys are arriving and are put in Room H.

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