The Hot Zone

What ethical and political questions arose during the discussion between the scientists at USAMRIID?

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The first question was how to contain the monkeys..... seal them off and let them die or euthanize and burn them. The ethical questions were;

“How ethical is it to let these animals go a long time before they die? And how do we assure the safety of people in the meantime?

Political questions....

Should the Army become involved? The Army has a mission, which is to defend the country against military threats. Was this virus a military threat?


Preston, Richard (2012-03-14). The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus (p. 225). Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.