Study Guides

The Hot Zone: Study Guide Sections

Introduction and Curriculum
The Hot Zone Study Guide part 1
The Hot Zone Study Guide part 2
The Hot Zone Study Guide part 3
The Hot Zone Study Guide part 4
WWW resources and links (.zip file)
“Dread Red” Lesson

Images

Ebola Zaire virus particle
Courtesy of Frederick A. Murphy
Ebola Zaire virus particle.
Courtesy of Frederick A. Murphy

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Maps

Location of the Reston Monkey House. It was in the Isaac Newton Square business park in Reston. (The building has since been torn down.)

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Andrew Goldenkranz and Richard Preston

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Herd of elephants inside Kitum Cave. Used with permission and courtesy of Dr. Ian Redmond.

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Kitum cave
Used with permission and courtesy of Dr. Ian Redmond

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Kitum cave
Used with permission and courtesy of Dr. Ian Redmond.

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Herd of elephants inside Kitum Cave at night, seeking salt. Used with permission and courtesy of Dr. Ian Redmond.

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Elephant using tusks to scrape salt-filled rocks from wall of Kitum Cave. The elephants chew the rock pieces and suck the salt from them. Used with permission and courtesy of Dr. Ian Redmond.

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Richard Preston preparing to enter Kitum Cave wearing a bioprotective suit. The black plastic tub will be filled with bleach (“Jik”) and will be used to decontaminate his gear afterwards.
Photograph by Frederic D. Grant.

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Mouth of Kitum Cave.
Photograph by Richard Preston.

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Charles Monet’s Last Door. Mr. Monet crashed and bled out in a room just behind this door.
Photograph by Richard Preston.

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Polycarp Okuku, a ranger (askari) with the Kenya
Wildlife Service, at Kitum Cave.
Photograph by Richard Preston.

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Robin MacDonald, Richard Preston’s guide at Kitum Cave.
Photograph by Richard Preston.

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The Trans-Africa Highway, in Eldoret, Kenya, on the road to Kitum Cave.
Photograph by Richard Preston.

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The Cobra Event

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