What did you think about the reading?
I feel that the story is going at a faster pace, the author is telling the readers more about what is going on rather than introducing new people and telling us about the viruses. The novel escalates, when readers learn there is a possible Ebola outbreak in the USA. Its scary to even imagine such things, because we do not have any weapon against these hot agents. We can not fight off something we know so little about. The only thing that we know for sure, is that they are not like anything we have seen before.
What did you learn?
When Geisbert examines the samples from the monkeys, the narrator takes us through the meticulous process of how one would use an electron microscope. After he learns that the samples are similar to Ebola, I came to the assumption that Kitum cave did not have something to do with the origin of Ebola. I also learned that people can be extremely reckless. I could not believe that Peters, Geisbert, and Jahrling inhaled the hot agents. They work with deadly agents all the time, yet they still were careless enough to ignore their own safety.
What questions do you still have?
I am still bewildered by the fact that people are brave enough to work with such dangerous viruses, especially Jerry and Nancy Jaax. I also want to know what will happen to the rest of the people who worked in monkey house. Above all, I question how the public can cope knowing that there is a deadly virus that they have never heard about in their town.