“A doctor of veterinary medicine...” (159)
“Dalgard was a tall man in his fifties , with metal-framed glasses, pale blue eyes, a shy mammer…”(159) He is significant to the story because it was his job to take care of monkeys that are sick or need medical attention… he is the one who notices something weird about the monkeys and tells the usamrid the info.
An intern at the institute. He was 27 years old, a tall man with dark blue eyes and longish brown hair parted in the middle and hanging over his forehead. A nature lover since he spent a lot of time in the woods hunting. A goal oriented individual. He knew what he wanted and he went after it. Example from text is how his father took him to the institute as a child. He saw the suites, became intrigued and knew that’s what he wanted to do.
October 4-25,1989 Reston Virginia,
There were imported monkeys from the Philippines getting sick started the monkey outbreak in Reston Virginia.
October 4, 1989 Kansas city, Kansas,
Jerry Jaax’s brother John Jaax dies eaving Jerry depressed he even told Nancy Jaax “I feel like my life is over..” November 1 1989 Reston Virginia
Dan Dalgard received a call telling him that the imported monkeys where dying, he then relized that most of the deaths were in one room, room F, but thinking that it was because of the heat of the room he left it alone.
November 12, 1989 Reston Virginia
Dalgard received another call about more deaths at the monkey house and he decides to dissect the monkey named 053 he removed his spleen and stuck a Q-tip down the monkey’s throat
November 13, 1989 Reston Virginia
Dalgard brings the problem to usamrid to try to find the diagnosis he thought the monkeys had sfh (simian hemorrhagic fever) but didn’t know so he sent the samples made by monkey 053. November 16, 1989 Reston, Virginia
The monkeys continually died and on this day the tentative diagnosis of sfh a filo virus was given, it is harmless to humans but...