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The Hot Zone Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 2, Chapter 3 Exposure Summary

Richard Preston
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Part 2, Chapter 3 Exposure Summary

On November 17, an intern at USAMRIID named Thomas Geisbert checks on the test tubes. Geisbert is characterized as an outdoorsman who loves to hunt and fish, but who is also engrossed in his job. He notices that the cells are dying, puffy and full of black specks. He and Jahrling think that some bacteria must have contaminated the samples, and they sniff the test tubes to try to detect a bacterial odor. They decide to take a closer look, and Geisbert prepares some of the liquid for the electron microscope. It is late on Friday, however, and Geisbert leaves for a week-long hunting trip. The chapter ends on an ominous note about how a filovirus incubates in a human for 3 to 13 days before the headaches begin.

Part 2, Chapter 3 Exposure Analysis

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