STUDY GUIDE QUESTIONS for “The Hot Zone” by Richard Preston Please indicate the page number(s) where you find the answers for each question. READING SECTION I: PAGES 1-94 PART I: “THE SHADOW OF MOUNT ELGON” Something in the Forest 1.Describe the life of Charles Monet. What were his “hobbies”? 2.Where is Mount Elgon? Describe the surrounding environment. 3.How may Charles Monet have been exposed to a level 4 virus? 4.Describe the symptoms experienced by Charles Monet in the days following his visit to Kitum cave. 5.In what ways could the virus have been passed to other people from the time Monet left his house until he arrived at Nairobi hospital? 6.Who is Dr. Shem Musoke? 7.How did Dr. Musoke become infected? 8.Describe the results of Dr. Musoke’s exploratory surgery.
9.Who is David Silverstein? 10. What virus was found in Dr. Musoke’s blood? Describe the virus and it’s origin. 11. What is a filovirus? 12. Which is the worst of the filovirus “sisters”? What is the kill rate in humans? 13. Describe the information provided by “Mr. Jones” concerning the Marburg virus.
- Spring '14
- Ebola virus, Reston ebolavirus, monkey house