Essay Topic 1
Nancy Jaax is one of the central characters in the Hot Zone. As a female scientist, Nancy encounters several episodes of sexism.
a. Find examples of roadblocks that Nancy must face due to her gender.
b. One roadblock she faces is being told that that she will neglect her work or her family or both. Has this happened by the end of the book? Explain your reasoning.
c. Do you agree or disagree with her treatment? Support your position.
Essay Topic 2
Preston compares HIV to Ebola throughout the book. Find examples of this comparison in the text and then compare and contrast the two diseases in the following areas:
- Methods of transmission
- How they developed and emerged from the rain forest
- Their fatality and infection rates
Make sure you explain the similarities and differences of each one, and explain how epidemiologists worked to...
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Major Nancy Jaax
First introduced in the chapter entitled "A Woman and a Soldier," Major Nancy Jaax (who will become Lieutenant Colonel Nancy Jaax) seems to be a somewhat frazzled mother. She was a veterinarian in the Army, and her work at Fort Detrick in Maryland often took her away from her children. Consequently, she often made up batches of meals in advance so they could easily be thawed and reheated in the microwave. She and her husband, Jerry, met in college and both became veterinarians. They eventually entered the military together as members of the Army's Veterinary Corps. They lived in Maryland with their two children, Jason and Jaime, and various pets. Nancy's work took her away from her family in other respects, as well, and she missed saying goodbye to her dying father because she felt that leaving during the decontamination mission would be a "dereliction of...
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