The Hot Zone

on a separate sheet of paper tell peter cardinal's story. what was he diagnosed with? what gave Gene a pricking sensation after talkng with Dr. Tukei?

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Like the strains of Ebola Sudan and Ebola Zaire, which disappear after the outbreaks in Nzara and Bumba, the Marburg virus vanishes after the initial outbreak in Charles Monet. Yet in 1987, the virus reappears in Peter Cardinal, a ten-year-old Danish boy who dies at Nairobi Hospital under the care of Dr. David Silverstein. Eugene Johnson, a biohazard expert at USAMRIID, receives a sample of Peter Cardinal’s blood shortly after the boy’s death. After isolating the strain, Johnson is able to identify the virus as Marburg. Johnson contacts Dr. Peter Tukei, a colleague in Kenya, in order to learn where Peter Cardinal might have been exposed to the virus. Dr. Tukei discovers that, like Charles Monet, Peter Cardinal had spent time inside Kitum Cave.

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“He was in Kitum Cave on Mount Elgon.” Gene felt a prickling sensation on his scalp. The paths of Charles Monet and Peter Cardinal had crossed at only one place on earth, and that was inside Kitum Cave. Preston, Richard (2012-03-14). The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus (p. 138). Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.