Marty and I believe in preparedness so I have always been fascinated by movies and documentaries about pandemics and worldwide outbreaks of disease. It’s such a real possibility in today’s global world that I want to be aware of what’s happening so I can be prepared for what might happen.
Outbreak PBS DVD
The Outbreak PBS DVD from Frontline is about the most recent ebola outbreak in West Africa. This is the most severe outbreak of infectious disease that I remember hitting so close to home. Yes, we hear of outbreaks of disease in third world countries but to have them actually come to our country so easily was quite eye opening.
One of the things that is covered in this DVD is why it took so long for the world to respond to the crisis. Many people felt that the outbreak in West Africa should have been stopped much sooner than it was. I learned how the ebola virus spread and what factors globally contributed to the speed it reached other areas.
It’s one thing to hear about the outbreak on television but it’s another thing entirely to watch it up close and personal on this DVD. The Outbreak PBS program let you see the disease through the eyes of the people of West Africa and feel the fear and hopelessness they were feeling.
I was also intrigued to learn that bats were expected to carry the ebola virus. I’m not sure I ever learned that through the news. It shows the possible beginning of the spread of the ebola virus in a small village in West Africa and you can hear the stories being told by the villagers of how it started in their area.
It was fascinating to watch the spread of the disease from village to village and then from country to country. Originally, no one new what the disease was and this contributed to the spread of the outbreak. It was only after blood tests that they discovered it was ebola and it was a new disease to the government in Guinea.
This was really a fascinating program. You get to see the spread of the disease through the eyes of both the villagers and the government officials and doctors that were trying to deal with it. If you’re interested in pandemics and in learning more about the ebola outbreak, I definitely recommend this DVD.
“OUTBREAK” will be available on DVD July 28, 2015. The run time of the DVD is approximately 60 minutes and its SRP is $24.99 and is available for digital download.
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