The Hot Zone - Part 2, Chapter 10 Space Walk Summary & Analysis

Richard Preston
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Part 2, Chapter 10 Space Walk Summary

Peters and Jaxx transport the dead monkeys to USAMRIID, and they are taken to the Level 4 hot zone. She and an assistant perform necropsies with sharp instruments on animals full of Ebola-infected blood. The first monkey may have died of Ebola, but the necropsy is not conclusive.

Part 2, Chapter 10 Space Walk Analysis

The only glass allowed in the hot zone is in the form of slides for microscopes. The mention of this, along with the description of the danger remind the reader of the first time Nancy Jaxx went into the Level 4 area and came out with Ebola blood inside her space suit. Throughout the story, any sharp implement comes to symbolize potential infection; and there is no shortage of syringes, scalpels and teeth in the story. The people working in these areas must be extraordinarily careful...

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