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Sitemap Geography Geography plays a huge part in every historical event. The Hot Zone is no different. Locations in Asia, North America and Africa are all extremely important in the events that happen in the book. Reston, Virginia, United States: Reston is a city close to Washington, D.
In The Hot Zone, there is a military base in Reston where medical experiments are done, including trying to find a cure for Ebola. It is also the place were Ebola Reston was discovered, and were they had blood samples of N.
Mayinga and Peter Cardinal to test. They tested potential cures for Ebola on captured Asian monkeys. The monkeys used for testing came from the Philippines. The monkeys were captured on the island of Mindanao, in the coastal rain forests.
The monkeys were crab-eaters, and they lived on the banks of rivers. They considered humans to be enemies, and acted very violently towards the humans in the area.
Once in Amsterdam they were repackaged. As you can see, just getting the monkeys to Reston involved nearly half the world. If Ebola Reston was infectious to humans, just shipping the animals could have caused a global catastrophe. The Hot Zone describes three strains of the Ebola virus: Ebola virus is part of a larger group of viruses called the filoviruses, and is related to another level four virus called Marburg.
Unlike Ebola Reston, which originated in the Philippines, Marburg and the other two strains of Ebola all originated in Africa. Marburg virus was first discovered after an outbreak in Marburg, Germany, hence the virus's name. The outbreak occurred when a shipment of infected monkeys from Uganda was sent over to a factory that used kidney cells from the monkeys to create vaccines.
The sick monkeys were caught in various locations throughout Uganda as well as on an island in Lake Victoria used for dumping sick monkeys from previous shipments. All viruses are named for their places of discovery. Ebola is named for the Ebola River, where it originated, which is a branch of the Mongala River, a tributary of the Zaire River.
Ebola Zaire originated in the land that used to be known as Zaire, which is now referred to as the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The first known cases of Ebola Zaire all occurred at once when there were simultaneous outbreaks in fifty-five villages near the main waters of the Zaire River.
When this virus strain was first discovered, the two Sudans were still united and considered to be one land. The first known outbreak of Ebola Sudan occurred in in Nzara, Sudan at a cotton manufacturing company.
Other important locations throughout the book: Musoke became infected with Marburg, and where Peter Cardinal died of Marburg. Mount Elgon- located on the border of Kenya and Uganda, Mount Elgon contains Kitum Cave, which is where the original host of Marburg virus is thought to be hidden, and where both Charles Monet and Peter Cardinal became infected with the virus.
Finally, a map putting it all together:The Hot Zone tells this dramatic story, giving a hair-raising account of the appearance of rare and lethal viruses and their "crashes" into the human race.
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The bestselling landmark account of the first emergence of the Ebola virus. A highly infectious, deadly virus from the central African rain forest suddenly appears in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. The Hot Zone tells this dramatic story, giving a hair-raising account of the appearance of rare and lethal viruses and their “crashes” into the human race.
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