It also indicates the hospital was a surreal, almost placid place. While in An American Plague page 105 it indicates,”so many people applied that patients had to have a doctors certificate stating that they did indeed have yellow fever.” With this many people applying to Bush Hill, it would most certainly not be a calm and relaxing place. It also suggests that this place should be like the market or town square before the fever, bustling, constant commotion and always someone wanting or needing something. It also conveys on page 13-14 of An American Plague,”the skin and eyeballs turned yellow, as red blood cells were destroyed, causing the bile pigment bilirubin to accumulate in the body;nose, gums and intestines began bleeding; and the patient vomited stale, black blood.
Nancy Jaax almost became infected when she tore her space suit while performing an autopsy on an infected monkey. Luckily she didn’t, but danger can happen around any corner. Even though Doctors new a lot about Ebola it was still very scary and unpredictable to work on. The beginning of the book gives the reader a very description of what Ebola is and does to its unlucky victims. “Ebola the slate wiper, did things to people that you do not want to think about.
In the Hot Zone, Richard Preston demonstrates how devastating Ebola and other filoviruses can be to large populations. In the book, Preston describes true events during an outbreak of Ebola virus at a Monkey facility in Reston, Virginia in 1980. He also gives background from other viral outbreaks in Africa in the 1970’s and 1980’s.
We’ve had many global outbreaks in our world of diseases and viruses. The novel The Hot Zone by Richard Preston is about an outbreak of a vicious disease. It gives a terrifying, true narrative about an eruption of a deadly virus, Ebola, the great slate wiper, the disease that did horrific things you did not want to imagine (Preston 64). The vicious virus approached upon the people out of nowhere, when no one knew what it was or why it was happening. The government's response was very well reacted to the situation, they jumped right on the situation, contained the virus and tried to find a cure as soon as possible.
In “Out of the Wild,” the author uses definition to define of Marburg . The author used definition to help the reader understand what Marburg is and what it can do to the human body. The author describes Marburg as a zoonotic and a RNA virus, which infects bacteria, fungi, plants, and animals and which is transmitted from animals to humans. The author provides a useful definition on Marburg, which helps the reader understand the article more because without knowing what Marburg is the article would not make sense to the average reader. In “The Deadliest Virus,” the author also uses definition to help the readers truly understand what H5N1 is and the affect it can have on the world.
Nancy worked in a Level 4 lab at USAMRIID. Nancy’s boss, Eugene Johnson, had been researching and searching for the origin of Ebola. During a routine dissection and experiment, both scientists had discovered that Ebola could be airborne. Not only could Ebola be spread through the air, but it could also be spread through the use of dirty needles. In 1976, Ebola Sudan and Ebola Zaire were both spread by dirty needles.
Perhaps he himself contracted the virus, but chances are that other people who came to get shots before him could also potentially harbor the virus, and therefore, transmitted the disease to him through blood contact from the used needles. This can be a possibility because the author wrote “The nuns and staff occasionally rinsed the needles in a pan of warm
The central idea of Richard Preston’s The Hot Zone is that the outbreaks of many deadly hot agents are due to the oversight of humans. Preston conveys his message through detailed descriptions of simple mistakes that characters make. One instance of human oversight that he wrote about was the usage of dirty needles in the hospitals of Sudan, leading to a massive outbreak of Ebola Sudan. The virus “hit the hospital like a bomb” and “transformed the hospital at Maridi into a morgue” all because “the medical staff had been giving patients injections with dirty needles” (74).
This is much like how the Greeks took the city of Troy from the Trojans. When believing they had won, the Trojans accept a large horse as a gift from the Greeks and bring it into the town gates. The Trojans were oblivious that the Greeks would jump out of the horse and attack the sleeping and unprepared Trojans. Much like the Greeks, Ebola can come inside one cell in an organism. The symptoms of Ebola can sneak into an organism’s body without much warning and begin to destroy the insides until symptoms like headaches are reported.
The red death could not be Ebola because the time period is wrong. Ebola is a modern day disease that was first discovered in 1976. The only thing that does not help against the time period is that he never wrote in what the time period was. It could have been a million years ago, or it could have been a thousand years in the future. One can never be sure what he was thinking of,but in
Figurative language is sometimes used to make events have certain moods such as happiness, sadness, mystery, and suspense. The book focuses on a deadly virus that is highly contagious and is very oppressive. The virus had originated from the central rainforests of Africa, then had suddenly appeared in Germany. The book describes how Charles Monet bled out from the disease in the Nairobi Hospital waiting room, how monkeys contributed to spreading the disease, the effects the virus has on the body, and how the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, or USAMRIID tested the virus on monkeys and tried to find a cure for the virus. In The Hot Zone, by Richard Preston, the author uses figurative language such as foreshadowing
OUTBREAK Questions: 1. When and where was the Motaba virus first discovered, and what did the government do in order to try and destroy it? The Motaba virus was first discovered in an Motaba River Valley, Zaire in a mercenary camp in 1967. The government sent two soldiers to bomb the camp and try to destroy it, so that the disease would not spread.
The commonly accepted explanation of the origin of AIDS is that the disease came from chimpanzees who were carrying Simmian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV). SIV is very similar in many aspects to HIV and these similarities led to SIV being accepted as a predecessor to HIV. The first AIDS strain, L70 was identified in 1959 in the Belgian Congo. It is though that the first human to contract AIDs became infected when they were cleaning bushmeat to eat. The infected person then spread the disease through the expulsion of their bodily fluids.