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The Hot Zone By Richard Patterson Report By Rivkah Stein The Hot Zone is a bone-chilling story with a close encounter with a lethal virus called Ebola The book begins by describing a gruesome detail outbreaks of Marburg related to Ebola and the two strains of Ebola virus which seemed capable of wiping out the entire human race The setting of the story takes place in two major places Reston Maryland which is a suburb of Washington DC and the second major area is in Kenya Africa The story takes place in the 1980s Since the story is true there is not one main character The author does not create the story around any one main character The story begins on New Years Day 1980 a man named Charles Monet went on a trip with his girlfriend up to Mt Elgon up in West Kenya They spent the night there and went to a large cave called kitcum cave After his trip to Kitcum cave Monet went home and three days latter he had a huge headache that wouldnt go away That is the first symptom of this deadly disease A few days latter he went to the doctors and thy told him that he should go to a bigger hospital in Nairobi Charles caught a flight to Nairobi which was the ninth day after his visit to the cave All through the flight he was throwing up blood mixed with black liquid When he got to the hospital he sat down and waited to be served Then his spine went limp and also his sense of balance He started going into shock He then started throwing up incredible amount of blood form his stomach and started spiting it onto the floor The people who where there said the only sound they herd was the choking in hi s throat from his constant vomiting while he was unconscious Then came the
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