Who are the characters in the book "The Hot Zone" by Richard Preston?

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Richard Preston's novel, The Hot Zone, tells a story of the history of the Ebola virus from its first victim in 1980 though the scientific discoveries that diagnosed the cause of the deadly illness. Characters include:

  • Charles Monet, a middle-aged Frenchman living in Kenya.
  • Dr. Shem Musoke, Nairobe doctor who treats Monet.
  • Dan Dalgard, primate veterinarian in Reston, Virginia.
  • Peter Jahrling, civilian virologist working for the U. S. Army.
  • Tom Geisbert, scientist who examines the blood samples.
  • Lt. Colonel Nancy Jaax, veterinarian and chief of pathology at the Army research facility.

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