The Hot Zone - Part 3, Chapter 5 A Bad Day Summary & Analysis

Richard Preston
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Part 3, Chapter 5 A Bad Day Summary

The second day of the massive operation is Wednesday. At USAMRIID, a scientist named Thomas Ksiazek develops a test that can quickly determine whether someone is infected with Ebola. Milton Frantig is not infected. It is a complete mystery why none of the monkey house workers have been diagnosed with Ebola.

During the day's work, one monkey escapes. The animals are vicious fighters, and this one may be infected with Ebola, so it is a very tense situation. The animal runs, hides, and leaps about the facility getting the other monkeys agitated. They decide to continue their work and deal with the loose monkey later. Rhonda Williams, the same woman who had trouble with her suit yesterday, is taking a blood sample from an unconscious monkey, when its eyes move. The monkey wakes and grabs...

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