The Hot Zone: Part II The Monkey House QUESTIONS RESTON 1. Think about an office park in your area. Do you know what kind ofbusinesses are located there? If there was a monkey storage facilitythere, who in your local government would know about it? 2. How many monkeys are imported into the United States each year?For what purposes does this happen? 3. Which government agency(ies) are responsible for overseeing thesefacilities? How long are monkeys quarantined before distribution? 4. Who is Dr. Dan Dalgard and what is his job? What kind of person ishe? 5. Is a big suburban area like Reston a good place for a facility likethis? 6. Where did the October 4, 1989 shipment come from and how bigwas it? Describe the places they stopped on the way to Reston andhow they were stored. 7. What are the characteristics of the crab-eating macaque species ofmonkey? Why are they described as competitors of humans in their natural environment? 8. Describe their lifestyle and habitat. 9. Describe their social structure. How do you think this shouldaffect the way their human handlers store and treat them? 10. What happened to Jerry that influenced him greatly? 11. What was the condition of the surviving males that concernedDalgard? What were his suspicions? 12. Why can’t you do an autopsy of a monkey in front of othermonkeys? 13. What did he find out during the autopsy? 14. Where did the next shipment of monkeys go? 15. What did Dalgard find when he went to work on Saturday,November 11? 16. Why do scientists keep diaries of their lab notes? 17. What does the spleen do? 18. What was the condition of the spleens in these specimenscompared to a normal monkey spleen? 19. Why did Dalgard decide to contact USAMRIID? Do you thinkthis poses a risk to his company? 20. Who is Peter Jahrling and what is his specialty? In his normallife, what was his giveaway sign about the kind of work he did? 21. What irritated and concerned Peter about the samples Dansent him? 22. What characterizes the safety conditions in a Level 3 facility? 23. Think back to the Peter Cardinal case. How do you wrap adangerous sample for shipping? 24. How did they culture the virus? There were at least fourdifferent samples, what were they? 25. What was the location of the mass deaths on November 16?
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- Fall '18
- Mrs. Chihoski
- English, Marburg virus, monkey house, Dr. Dan Dalgard, Thomas Geisbert