The Hot Zone (2019– )
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Nancy Jaax takes the role as team leader to clean up the factory. Under extreme fatigue mistakes occur. Carter has to mend fences with Rhodes and they work together to prevent further contamination.


Michael Uppendahl


Richard Preston (based on the book "The Hot Zone" by), Kelly Souders (developed by) | 8 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Julianna Margulies ... Dr. Nancy Jaax
Noah Emmerich ... Lt. Col. Jerry Jaax
James D'Arcy ... Travis Rhodes
Topher Grace ... Dr. Peter Jahrling
Liam Cunningham ... Wade Carter
Paul James ... Ben Gellis
Robert Sean Leonard ... Walter Humboldt
Robert Wisdom ... Col. Vernon Tucker
Anna Pniowsky ... Jaime Jaax
Lenny Platt ... Capt. Kyle Orman
Grace Gummer ... Melinda Danport
Bobby Moreno ... Ash
Rosemary Dunsmore ... Nancy's Aunt
Chuck Shamata ... Nancy's Father
Aiden Glenn ... Jason Jaax


Nancy Jaax takes the role as team leader to clean up the factory. Under extreme fatigue mistakes occur. Carter has to mend fences with Rhodes and they work together to prevent further contamination.

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Some Accuracy
30 May 2019 | by dncorpSee all my reviews

Not Accurate, minus 2

At that time Jerry Jaax and Nancy Jaax were Majors, Grade O-4, later after the U.S. Congressional Hearings promoted to Lieutenant Colonel, O-5, before Retirement (Photos at end) they were promoted to Colonel, Grade O-6.

During the 11 Days to Euthanize the 450 Monkeys, Decontaminate the entire Monkey House, the entire area was nearly blocked by News Trucks and Vans.

Never mentioned during "The Hot Zone" nor National Geographic's Documentary "Going Viral" is the Real Hero, Thomas Geisbert, as Major Nancy Jaax, a U.S. Army Veterinary Corps Officer was never trained as a Microbiologist, Virologist, Epidemiologist, Immunologist, nor to use an Electron Microscope. like Thomas Geisbert a microbiologist and immunologist was and did actually identify Ebola Reston.

Accuracy about Viral Mutations 8,

As the H1N1, Mexico City Influenza Virus, a beyond impossible combination (possibly below the DNA level as RNA) of the Deadly Swine Influenza Virus, and Deadly Avian Influenza Virus as Two Completely different Species (Pigs being very close to Humans Genetically), that we traced to a Extremely unsanitary Pig and Chicken Farm just outside of Mexico City. "A Freak of Nature Mutation".

Classified date U.S. Military Teams sent to Africa to collect Human Immunodeficiency Virus (H.I.V.), from believed Primary Source, Monkeys that had green sores on skin under fur. During the U.S.S.R. involvements at Africa, U.S.S.R. Ally Cuba had sent Cuban Military Construction Workers to Africa to build U.S.S.R. Airfields, Runways, Bases, Installations. The Cuban Military solicited African Prostitutes that had enough money to buy and eat monkey meat as a delicacy. The monkey meat contained the Virus, that did not immediately kill the monkeys (believed that the monkeys might be immune, as to why we were sent), the time to first show symptoms was long, the African Prostitutes and Cubans did not know they had been infected.

Cubans returned to Cuba, and started getting sick. Dictator Castro had the Infected Cuban Military imprisoned. Cuban Military that did not show symptoms went on Vacation to Haiti, and infected the Haitian Prostitutes.

Cuban Dictator Castro decided to release the incurable infected from the Cuban Prisons, as long as they would flee to the U.S., as the 1979 to 1980 Cuban Boat People Crisis including Cubans at Florida hiring boats to go to Cuba to get released Cuban Prisoners at Cuba.

A U.S. Doctor at Florida would be the First Infected U.S. Citizen and would die, after treating a Cuban Refugee. Many Cuban Refugees moved to New York City for Work, as work for Cubans at Florida was limited.

Too many so called "Experts" believed that the HIV came from Haiti, but could not explain how HIV got to Haiti and then to New York then to San Fransisco, this started a very long Worldwide "Wild Goose Chase".

The HIV from the collected African Monkeys was different from the HIV at the U.S. due to Generations of Mutations.

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29 May 2019 (USA) See more »

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