The Hot Zone

Why does the coughing and sneezing worry Jerry?

Chapter23: Tangos

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These sights disturbed him deeply because they told him that the agent had gone all through the building. He could see some of the animals coughing and sneezing, as if they had the flu. He wondered if he was seeing a mutant form of Ebola—a kind of airborne Ebola flu. He shrank from the idea and tried to turn his mind away from it, for it was too awful to contemplate.


Preston, Richard. The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus (pp. 318-319). Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.