The Hot Zone - Part 2, Chapter 6 The First Angel Summary & Analysis

Richard Preston
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Part 2, Chapter 6 The First Angel Summary

Tom Geisbert develops his pictures of what looks to be the Marburg virus and takes them to Peter Jahrling. As he looks at the photographs, Jahrling remembers his comment while working with the monkey tissue, "Good thing this ain't Marburg." He decides it does look like a filovirus and interrupts a meeting with Colonel Clarence James Peters by quickly flashing the photographs so no one else in the room would see them. Peters orders more tests, and Jahrling sets up one that will better determine the type of filovirus.

After meeting with Colonel Peters, Tom Geisbert and Peter Jahrling shut themselves into Jahrling's office and decide not to tell anyone they had sniffed the test tubes of infected cells. They want to continue working and stay out of "The Slammer," USAMRIID's long-term quarantine area. They...

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