In December, 2013, in a small village in West Africa, a young boy died from the dreaded disease, Ebola. Over the next nine months the virulent killer would claim more victims than all previous Ebola epidemics put together. And for the first time, the disease escaped the isolated, rural villages where it had first appeared, and traveled in infected patients by air to densely populated cities in several African countries. As the epidemic threatens to spiral out of control, NOVA reports from the hot zone, where courageous medical teams struggle to cope with a flood of victims, to labs where scientists are racing to test vaccines and find a cure. Surviving Ebola includes chilling first-hand interviews of what it’s like to catch–and–survive this terrible affliction.
What We Thought:
“Surviving Ebola” is a solid look at the latest global bout with Ebola. Going all the way back to the West Africa point of outbreak, there’s an effort to explain how the Hot Zone was able to allow some folks to survive catching the diseases. The first-hand interviews discussing what it’s like to have Ebola are intense. If you dig Robin Cook, this material will make your skin crawl.
The DVD comes with no special features. The A/V Quality is pretty sharp. The transfer sports no digital noise, plus the Dolby 2.0 stereo track really pops. I wish that we could’ve received an HD transfer for this release. In the end, it’s worth a purchase.
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