The Hot Zone - Part 4, Chapter 2 Camp Summary & Analysis

Richard Preston
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Part 4, Chapter 2 Camp Summary

Along with his guide, Robin McDonald, a few others accompany Richard Preston to the cave. There is trouble in the area, and visitors must also have an armed guard to keep them safe from poachers. The author has a written list of instructions sealed up for them to follow should he become ill. They chose to camp where Charles Monet had camped all those years ago. Everywhere he looks, Preston sees potential hosts. He considers that the stinging nettles of a tree may contain Marburg or that the moths flying around him to carry the virus. He has brought the makings of a Level 4 spacesuit with him and puts it all on before entering the cave alone.

The inside of Kitum Cave is dry and dusty, which is unusual for a cave and great for a virus. He notices...

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