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The Hot Zone, Part I

The Hot Zone by Richard Preston, Study Guide Questions

Where is Charles Monet originally from? France
Why do Charles Monet and his lady friend travel to Kitum Cave? Christmas Vacation
Why do elephants travel into Kitum Cave? Salt
What is the name of the doctor who treats Charles Monet? Dr. Shem Musoke
What is listed as Charles Monet's official cause of death? fulminating liver failure
What are red eyes often a sign of? Malaria
Where does Dr. David Silverstein live? Nairobi
Where did the first identified victims of Marburg virus work? Behring Works, Germany
What is the fatality rate of Marburg virus? 1 out of 4
What does the word "filovirus" mean in Latin? Thread Virus
Where are the Sese Islands? Lake Victoria, Uganda
Why are the villagers of Kasensero famous? first appearance of the AIDS virus in humans
What state does Nancy Jaax live in? Maryland
How many children does Nancy Jaax have? Two
Which fort are Nancy and Jerry Jaax assigned to in the Army? Fort Detric
What pets live with Nancy and her family? a Parrot, a Python, an Irish Setter and an Airedale Terrior
What sport does Nancy Jaax participate in? Martial Arts
Where did Jerry and Nancy Jaax meet? Kansas State University
What do the initials USAMRIID stand for? United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases
What is one of the nicknames of USAMRIID? You Sam Rid
How many biocontainment levels are in USAMRIID? Four (Level 0, 2, 3, and 4)
Why can't Nancy work in Level 3? She couldn't tolerate teh vaccinations required to work there.
What is Ebola virus named for? Ebola River in the northern Congo
What is the fatality rate of Ebola virus? 9 out of 10
What is the "first line of defense" against a hot agent? sticky tape
What are the classic signs of Ebola in all primates? masklike face, red eyes, and a bloody nose
What is a "hatbox"? a box used for storing and transporting infectious waste
What are viruses made of? membranes and proteins
What is the genetic code of Ebola? a single strand of RNA
What is a rongeur used for? a pair of pliers used for opening skulls; in French it means "gnawer"
Who was the index case of Ebola Sudan? Mr. Yu
What is the fatality rate of Ebola Sudan? 50%
What did the staff do at the hospital in Maridi that ended the outbreak of Ebola Sudan? stopped using dirty needles and most of the staff ran away
Where did the initial outbreak of Ebola Zaire begin? in a district in northern Zaire called the Bumba Zone
Who worked in the Yambuku Mission Hospital? Belgian Nuns
Who is the strain of Ebola Zaire in the U.S. Army's freezers named after? Nurse Mayinga
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