Dr. Ally Hextall

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Dr. Ally Hextall

Background

Dr. Ally Hextall is a research scientist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia. Her father is Hextall's Father.


During the events of Contagion (2011) played by Jennifer Ehle

On Day 6, Dr. Hextall and Dr. David Eisenberg are in the Biosafety Level 4 Laboratory examining a sample of Beth's tissue. Dr. Eisenberg asks how Dr. Hextall's Thanksgiving went and she tells him she working on a case in Texas dealing with a Salmonella outbreak. Dr. Hextall tells Dr. Eisenberg the virus is pleomorphic but tends towards ovoid in shape with glycoproteins on its surface. She then tells Dr. Eisenberg to send the sample to Dr. Ian Sussman in San Francisco. Dr. Sussman reports the virus shows novel characteristics and appears to be chimeric in origin with 15 to 19 kilobases in length and six to ten genes typical of paramyxovirus. On Day 7, Dr. Hextall tells Dr. Ellis Cheever the virus contains bat and pig genetic sequences. Dr. Cheever tells Dr. Hextall to have any other researcher with samples to destroy them. She calls Dr. Sussman and tells him he has to destroy his samples. On Day 8, Damian Leopold holds a video meeting with world officials and tells them he believes there are 89,000 cases in the world and heading towards 267,000. Dr. Cheever tells the people in the video meeting that they haven't figured out a way to grow the virus in cells yet. A Japanese Official asks if the CDC found any treatment or antivirus yet, and Dr. Hextall tells him no. Later, Dr. Hextall tells Dr. Cheever, Dr. Sussman managed to grow the virus in his lab. On Day 21, Dr. Eisenberg is looking over data and calls Dr. Hextall. She tells Dr. Cheever their sample of MEV-1 has mutated and increased its reproduction rate. On Day 29, Dr. Cheever asks Dr. Hextall if they are close to a vaccine, but she tells him no and wishes him a Merry Christmas. She arrives at work and sees Vaccine 57 Monkey still alive from a successful vaccination. She then tests the vaccine on herself. She goes to a hospital and exposes herself to a sick Hextall's Father after telling him she is testing her vaccine. On Day 133, Dr. Cheever walks into an office and tells Dr. Hextall she should be enjoying her kudos for her work, but she brings up Dr. Erin Mears and Hextall's Father who succumbed to the virus and Dr. Cheever who is to be hauled in front of a congressional hearing for warning Aubrey Cheever. On Day 135, Dr. Hextall and Dr. Eisenberg walk into a containment area and place MEV-1 into cold storage.


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