The Hot Zone - Part 3, Chapter 3 91-Tangos Summary & Analysis

Richard Preston
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Part 3, Chapter 3 91-Tangos Summary

The monkey house is turned over to the Army, and Jerry Jaax has to take another, larger crew in to euthanize the rest of the animals. The animal technicians are classified as 91-T. In Army-speak that becomes 91 Tango, and it is the basis for the chapter title. Many of the 91-Tangos are young and untested, but they volunteer to don the space suits and do the work. Gene Johnson stays up all night playing out scenarios and making notes so that there is an effective plan in place for the operation the next day.

Jerry Jaax leads the teams and begins by feeding the animals that have not eaten since the caretakers hurriedly left. He notices that there are sick animals all over the building, which reinforces the idea that the Ebola is traveling through the air. They inject...

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