The Hot Zone - Part 2, Chapter 12 The Mission Summary & Analysis

Richard Preston
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Part 2, Chapter 12 The Mission Summary

While waiting for permission to enter the building, Colonel Peters chooses Colonel Jerry Jaax to lead a team into the monkey house. Jaax and Gene Johnson plan the operation to euthanize all the monkeys in one room and see whether the virus continues to spread. The entire building would be treated as a Level 4 hot zone, and Jerry Jaax has never donned a space suit. They would use the gear Johnson had hidden away after his African trip to Kitum Cave.

Dan Dalgard goes home that evening after stopping at the store to buy flowers for his wife. As he is revisiting all the events of the monkey house in his head (and on his computer diary), the phone rings. Colonel Nancy Jaax is calling to say that the necropsies on the dead monkeys were inconclusive. It...

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