The Hot Zone

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To Ebola experts, Preston, and the reader, Mount Elgon and Kitum Cave represent the center of the mystery that is Ebola. Somewhere within that cave lurks the host of the virus—the animal that doesn’t… (read full symbol analysis)
Syringes and needles are a powerful and double-edged symbol within The Hot Zone. On one hand, they can deliver life-saving medicine quickly and effectively. On the other hand, a contaminated syringe is incredibly dangerous… (read full symbol analysis)
Multiple characters in The Hot Zone use spacesuits and gloves in order to protect themselves from infectious diseases, especially Ebola. Over and over again, however, Preston makes clear how fragile and unreliable these seemingly foolproof… (read full symbol analysis)
Blood is yet another multifaceted symbol within The Hot Zone. Although it carries life and nutrients throughout the human body, blood also acts as a carrier of infectious disease. In the case of Ebola… (read full symbol analysis)
Kinshasa Highway, which spans the width of the continent of Africa, symbolizes the dangers of globalization and innovation. Paved in the 1970s, the increased traffic on that road greatly facilitated and sped up the… (read full symbol analysis)
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