The Hot Zone

Hot Zone

What is the danger of working with gloves?

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They worked slowly and with exquisite care. They did not use any sharp blades, because a blade is a deadly object in a hot zone. A scalpel can nick your gloves and cut your fingers, and before you even feel a sensation of pain, the agent has already entered your bloodstream.

Preston, Richard. The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus (p. 80). Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.