Courtney Kohnen-Hot Zone

  • Germany's First Marburg Outbreak

    First recorded outbreak of the Marburg virus occured in Marburg, Germany. A monkey warehouse worker became infected and the virus quickly spread and 7 died out of the 31 infected
  • Ebola Emerges

    A storekeeper, known as Mr. Yu G. goes into shock and begins bleeding all over his body. He is the first known victim of Ebola Sudan, the deadliest it can get. The virus spread from person to person until it reached a hospital in the town of Maridi where it kills many. It goes by unnoticed and later disappears after these many killings.
  • Yambuku Mission Hospital

    Someone infected with Ebola Zaire goes into the Yambuku Hospital. By unclean syringes, the virus explodes from the hospital and into about 50 nearby villages anda nurse named Mayinga is infected with this virus.
  • Zaire Beginning to Panic

    Nurse Mayinga travels to Kinshasa to get treatment at the Mama Yemo Hospital. The disease quickly begins to spread through the city and causing a panic. The military is sent to stop the infection.
  • Charles Monet Visits Mount Elgon

    Charles Monet visits Mount Elgon and during his time there he entered Kitum Cave, the suspected breeding ground of Marburg and Ebloa. A few days later he begins showing symptoms of having this virus.
  • Monet Goes to Niarobi Hospital

    Charles Monet arrives at Niarobi Hospital feeling very unwell. He suddenly collapses at the hospital and begins bleeding profusely. He is rushed to Shem Musoke who is infected with the virus after treating Monet. Monet dies but Musoke survives and the infection does not spread from there.
  • Nancy Jaax Has A Close Call

    Nancy Jaax has a close call with the Ebola virus. Her suit is breached and blood enters the inner parts of her suit. Fearful that the virus entered through a cut on her hand, she quickly leaves biocontainment and strippes her suit. She is relieved to discover the blood did not go to the last layer of her suit
  • Ebola is Airborn

    Ebola is believed to transmit through blood only. On October 10th, monkeys across the room from the infected monkeys begin becoming sick. When they begin dying, it is discovered that Ebola travel through the air and is even more dangerous.
  • Reston Monkey House

    The Reston Monkey House begins to see deaths with thier monkeys. USAMRIID investigates and discovers a hot virus is spreading through the complez and the military and CDC are alerted.
  • Scientist Enter the Monkey House

    Scientist enter the monkey house to begin the process of killing monkeys in the infected room. After getting rid of the bodies, the USAMRIID employees leave. A few days later new reports of infection begin in the monkey house and everyone wonders what it could be
  • Monkey House Virus

    An employee at the monkey house becomes very sick and he is sent to the hospital and the Army returns. This time the Army decides to kill all monkeys in the monkey house to get rid of any infection
  • Monkey House Cleared/ Not infected Anymore

    The Reston Monkey House is finally cleared of monkeys. The Army uses a divice called the Sunbeam. This destroys all living viruses and sterilizes the area it is in. The virus is name Ebola Reston and it is discovered to be non-leathal to humans.
  • Kitum Cave

    The author travels to Mount Elgon to visit Kitum Cave where the suspected source of the Ebola virus was. He enters the cave in a makeshift space suit and explores. He leaves but thinks Ebola will be back in the future