The Hot Zone - Part 3, Chapter 7 The Most Dangerous Strain Summary & Analysis

Richard Preston
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Part 3, Chapter 7 The Most Dangerous Strain Summary

The month ended, and in January 1990, Hazleton Research Products resumes importing monkeys from the Philippines. They bring with them a fresh bout of Ebola, and the company, the Army, and the CDC decide to let the disease run its course in a sort of experiment. They find that it jumps from room to room easily and that once one monkey becomes sick, about 80% of the monkeys in that room die. The virus seems to have mutated into more of a flu-like illness this time.

The virus is named Ebola Reston, and it kills every monkey in the monkey house. All four of the animal caretakers eventually test positive for Ebola Reston, but the virus merely incubates for a period and then vacates the system with no ill effects. The author visits Nancy Jaax...

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