The Hot Zone

Why is an escaped monkey such a dangerous situation for the team at Reston?

"A Bad Day", "Decon", or "The Most Dangerous Strain"

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Monkeys are quick, mobile, and they bite. A bite from an infected monkey could open a whole new can of worms for the team.... and put them all in danger.

“WHAT HAPPENED?” “A MONKEY ESCAPED, SIR.” “AW, SHIT!” Jaax roared. The animal had bolted past Sergeant Amen as he opened the cage, and the sergeants had immediately run out of the room and shut the door behind them. A loose monkey— this was what Jerry had feared the most. They can leap long distances. He had been bitten by monkeys himself, and he knew what that felt like. Those teeth went in deep.

Preston, Richard (2012-03-14). The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus (pp. 333-334). Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.