The Hot Zone

the hot zone question

1.What is the most important piece of equipment when you are handling a hot agent?

2.Where did the virus’ (Ebola Zaire) originate? Who was the “index case”?

3.How many strains of Ebola are there? Which one is the most deadly?

4.How can the medical community contribute to the spread of Ebola? How might the conditions in hospitals in third world countries contribute?

5.What is Ebola’s “strategy for success”?

6.What is the characteristic shape of the Marburg virus?

7.What is the characteristic shape of the Ebola virus?

8.What is a species threatening event?What were some of the steps the villagers took to control the spread of the disease on their own?

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2) The virus originated in near Mt. Elgon, and the "index case" was Mr. Yu. G.

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Preston, Richard (2012-03-14). The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus (p. 93). Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.