2.Who is Colonel CJ Peters?-He is the leader of the reston biohazard operation, and chief of disease assessment at USAMRIID. 3.Why were Jahrling, Geisbert, and Peters so secretive about the virus?-Because they weren't sure what filovirus it was, and in any case it would have been bad tolet people know about a filovirus in the lab. 4.What is the crisis that CJ Peters is worried about? Is he moving too fast or too slowly? - 5.How do some patients respond to life in the Slammer? How would you react to being in a solitary confinement with a possible fatal exposure to some pathogen?- 6.Neither Peter nor Tom mention the “sniffing incident” to CJ. Why not? Would you have mentioned it? Why or why not?- 7. Peter thinks Marburg is not easy to catch. Dan thinks it could be airborne. Who do you think
is right and why? - THE SECOND ANGEL 1.What did the evidence from monkey 053’s cells show?-That the virus was replicating inside the monkeys and that their livers were turning into bricks of the virus. 2. How did Tom break the news to Jahrling? - He told him about the possible filovirus spreading in the monkeys in Reston 3. Why did Jahrling hesitate to tell Dalgard that he had detected an Ebola strain? - Because he had sniffed it, and did not want to be sent to the slammer. 4.What were some precautions Jahrling requested of Dalgard?- 5.What did it mean if the cells were glowing?- 1.What did Col. David Huxsoll decide to do? Who did they get involved as their lead researcher and why? -HE decided to attempt a biocontainment of the virus. They involved Nancy Jaxx 2.What is a thread virus?-A strand of rna that infests cells, and forces the cell to replicate the virus. 3.If you were one of the military officers above Jahrling in the chain of command and you learned he had been exposed to Ebola, what would you do?-I think I would let him continue to work but have regular mandatory checkups for the virus. 4.What are three ways to eliminate a virus? Which are or are not applicable at this point?- 5. What was Nancy’s recommendation of what to do next? - 6. What are the pros and cons of considering Army involvement? - 7.“CJ agreed to wait before pulling the trigger.” Would you have waited? Why?- 8. Why was Dalgard reluctant to let the Army into his facility? - GARBAGE BAGS
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- Spring '16
- Alex McLean
- English, monkey house, Dr. Dan Dalgard