Spillover- Zika, Ebola & Beyond DVD

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Spillover - Zika, Ebola & Beyond

In 2015, Brazilian health officials were caught by surprise when they discovered that Zika, a "mild" virus, had caused devastating birth defects in thousands of unborn children. Just months earlier, the world had watched in horror as a familiar foe, Ebola, tore through West Africa, leaving some 11,000 dead in its wake. ... More
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Spillover - Zika, Ebola & Beyond

In 2015, Brazilian health officials were caught by surprise when they discovered that Zika, a "mild" virus, had caused devastating birth defects in thousands of unborn children. Just months earlier, the world had watched in horror as a familiar foe, Ebola, tore through West Africa, leaving some 11,000 dead in its wake. Zika and Ebola - like rabies, dengue, and other killer viruses - reside in animals and spill over into humans. Today, spillover diseases are more common, and we are more vulnerable; in the last half-century the number of spillover viruses may have quadrupled.

Now, to fight back, scientists are on the hunt for deadly diseases. They hope to stop them before they spill over and spread out of control. Because it's not a question of if another outbreak will strike, but when? And will we be prepared?
 

Producer: David Elisco, James Barrat
Production Company: Tangled Bank Studios & Barrat Media
Production Year: 2016
Copyright Year: 2016
Director: James Barrat
Writers: James Barrat
Discs: 1
Subtitles: Y
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

3 Reviews
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Nancy
Verified Buyer
4.0 star rating
01/17/22
Excellent video to provoke thinking
Review by Nancy on 01/17/22 review stating Excellent video to provoke thinking
Excellent video to provoke thinking about the future and our (humans) relationships with other species
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Virologist
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Well made
Review by Virologist on 07/17/20 review stating Well made
Being a virologist myself and tracking both the current ZIKV outbreak and the Ebola outbreak I enjoyed watching the documentary. It is well researched and explains to the lay person the importance of contact tracing in investigating an outbreak as well discussing the importance for monitoring viral diseases in order to detect an outbreak. Personally, I would have liked to see MERS being included, but I guess that this being a program made for the wider public, focusing on Ebola and Zika gains more interest.
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Karen
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Spillover-Zika, Ebola Beyond
Review by Karen on 07/17/20 review stating Spillover-Zika, Ebola Beyond
The information given shows how important it is to know where these viruses came from, how they can be spread and the danger of not know this. Also how these viruses are being studied and attempted to be controlled. It showed that we all need to join the fight and do what we can where we can. Starting with our own home and neighborhood. Thank you.


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