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NOVA

Plague Fighters (#2304)

This program looks at the recent Ebola outbreak in Kikwit, Zaire. It follows researchers, doctors and Red Cross personnel as they mobilize to educate communities about the extremely contagious virus, and attempt to locate the source of the most deadly virus known to humankind. The documentary gives viewers an inside look at the cooperation and disagreements among scientists from the Centers for Disease Control, and doctors from Zaire and other countries who converge on Kikwit to help contain the virus. [56 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Information For Teachers

Grade Levels
6-8, 9-12
Curricular Areas
Science & Technology
Series Length
421 episodes
Average Episode Length
61 minutes
Record Rights
Record and retain for 1 year from each broadcast. No duplication allowed.
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Series Description: PBS' premier science series helps viewers of all ages explore the science behind the headlines. Along the way, NOVA programs demystify science and technology and highlight the people involved in scientific pursuits.

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