These monkey slowly began dying and the owner of the monkeys called in a specialist who tested the monkeys. Coming up with inconclusive data, the specialist called on people from USAMRIID to also test the monkeys. USAMRIID found that the monkeys had Marburg and took the steps to contain and destroy the outbreak. My personal opinion of this book, that it was grotesquely impressive. The Marburg virus itself is almost like a disease from some sci-fi flick I have seen.
For example, in the novel, monkeys at a housing building where they were kept started getting sick and dying. After testing positive for the Marburg virus, the epidemiologists traced the monkeys back to the Philippines, where a host monkey must have picked up the virus and gave it to the other monkeys surrounding him. Universal precautions are always used in order to prevent the spread of diseases. People who work with diseases and viruses wear a protective suit, depending on the Biosafety level of the agent they are working with. Because the Ebola and Marburg viruses are Biosafety Level-4, the highest there is, workers must wear hazmat suits, masks, face protectors, gloves and boots.
Richard Preston also went into detail about Rhonda’s dream of the monkey injecting her with its blood. These details created fear. It made the reader suspect that the monkey was going to bite someone and cause an enormous Ebola outbreak. NANCY JAAX- Nancy ripped a hole in her glove while working in bio4. Preston created fear by informing the reader of Nancy’s thoughts.
The last time he pulled a trick in class he got kicked out and sent back to the cave where all the monkeys were; but anyway it’s good to have a brave leader. Another reason is that he is very generous. Usually his risky actions are for his monkey people to be safe. Like he went to Master Subhodi to learn how to be immortal, but he also did it for his monkeys to also live forever. Because if you could live forever you would want some friends with you, right?
After that it flipped over a garbage truck, it being a third world country it was not the cleanest place already. The last and worst is that the elephant killed someone and children witnessed it. It caused even tension since " It had been chained up, as tame elephants always are when their attack of “must” is due, but on the previous night it had broken its chain and escaped. Its mahout, the only person who could manage it when it was in that state, had set out in pursuit, but had taken the wrong direction and was now twelve hours' journey away, and in the morning the elephant had suddenly reappeared in the town.” (Orwell
This strain emerged in a Primate Quarantine unit run by Hazelton Research Products a government contractor in Reston, Virginia, which was facility used to test viruses on primates. The US Army USAMRIID had to euthanize over 400 Monkeys and decontaminate the building. What makes the strains of Filo virus more complicated and dangerous is that no one knows where they originated and there are only theories on how it is spread and contracted. Ebola, such as Marburg agent In all of the cases these types of disease are only seen once they have already infected an individual. Thus making the virus very difficult to detect or observe through surveillance measures.
The first monkey, Ming, decided that this could not continue and started to change his style of life. He stopped drinking wine and began going to night classes at a community college after work. Ming had always thought of himself as dumb and had dropped out of high school his senior year. As he began to understand the material he was learning, Ming
(Maria) The accident with the ostrich caused him to be sent to the hospital where they gave him pain medication. This caused him to relapse, and he got so addicted to the pills that they started to affect his digestive system. He started drinking to cope with this. It was not too long after this that he started to rediscover his addiction to amphetamines. (Maria) Johnny Cash had a lot of awards and achievements.
Somehow Keller managed to flee to Darwin, leaving the world to think that he had not survived the terrors of the holocaust “A friend saw him fall, he died…” During his time in Darwin, Keller also survived cyclone Tracy, “by sheltering beneath the supine…”- the piano which also costed him his family. Keller resembled a cat; he was born with nine lives. Paul endured a string of tough times when he first moved to Darwin. He was bullied and didn’t warm to Keller until later on in the novel. The music room became his place for refuge after he found himself being a victim of bullying.
One shipment that they received from the Philippines on October 4, 1989 started to get very sick and die extremely quickly. The caretaker of the monkeys sent pieces of them to USAMRIID, and they discovered that the Ebola virus was killing the monkeys. Even though it was an accident that they discovered Ebola in the monkeys, if Dalgard hadn’t sent those samples when he did and if the strain of Ebola had been one that infected humans, then we would’ve had a huge outbreak and a lot of people infected. After the confirmation of Ebola, he did shut down the entire place to try and contain the virus, even though he should’ve kept the humans away from the monkeys in the first place. If the strain had been able to infect and harm the people, the whole Washington D.C. area would’ve been infected.