The Hot Zone

What is the mood of the following lines? Explain.

"[Marburg] seemed to vanish off the face of the earth, but viruses never go away, they only hide, and Marburg continued to cycle in some reservoir of animals or insects in Africa."

Section 1, chapter 8-9 page 131

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The mood was very ominous and terrifying. A killer airborne virus like Marburg must be constantly tracked and watched. It is extremely dangerous when the virus is hiding because they do not know where it is in and how it is spreading.