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The Hot Zone Part 4

What did you think of the reading?

Although, I was really looking forward to finally finding out the true origin of Ebola, the ending of this book was entertaining. The author left us on the edge, explaining that sometimes we can’t always find concrete answers. He ended the novel with the same anticipation he started it with.

What did you learn?

I learned that some questions don’t have simple answers. Hot agents play an important role in preserving the Earth’s biological balance.  The author mentions many other viruses found in rain forest, one of them being Aids. Apparently, all these viruses are most prevalent in Africa, which is unfortunate because contains some the fastest growing economies.

What questions do you still have?

I am curious about viruses found in other areas, like the Amazon. It pretty awful how Africa always gets the shorter end of the stick. that I also wonder whether anyone ever found about the Reston monkey house, its scary to have children playing in an area that used to be biologically “hot”.

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