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The frightening spread of the EBV (Ebolavirus).
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"The Hot Zone" Will Put You in Full Paranoia Mode

The terrifying story of the first outbreak of Ebola in the U.S. comes to National Geographic with a cast that includes Julianna Margulies and Topher Grace.

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Series cast summary:
Julianna Margulies ...  Dr. Nancy Jaax 6 episodes, 2019
Noah Emmerich ...  Lt. Col. Jerry Jaax 6 episodes, 2019
Topher Grace ...  Dr. Peter Jahrling 6 episodes, 2019
Liam Cunningham ...  Wade Carter 6 episodes, 2019
Paul James ...  Ben Gellis 6 episodes, 2019
Lenny Platt ...  Capt. Kyle Orman 6 episodes, 2019
James D'Arcy ...  Trevor Rhodes 5 episodes, 2019
Robert Wisdom ...  Col. Vernon Tucker 5 episodes, 2019
Nick Searcy ...  Frank Mays 5 episodes, 2019
Mark Kelly ...  Bruce Domanski 5 episodes, 2019
Aiden Glenn ...  Jason Jaax 5 episodes, 2019
Robert Sean Leonard ...  Walter Humboldt 4 episodes, 2019
Grace Gummer ...  Melinda Danport 4 episodes, 2019
Anna Pniowsky ...  Jaime Jaax 4 episodes, 2019
Jonathan Shatzky ...  Gordy Vance 4 episodes, 2019
Bobby Moreno ...  Ash 3 episodes, 2019
Rosemary Dunsmore ...  Nancy's Aunt 3 episodes, 2019
Chuck Shamata ...  Nancy's Father 3 episodes, 2019
Lisa Truong ...  Sarah 3 episodes, 2019
Libby Osler ...  Reese 3 episodes, 2019
Mike Taylor ...  Wichita 3 episodes, 2019
Milton Barnes ...  Sergeant Ericson 3 episodes, 2019
Sochi Fried ...  Janice 3 episodes, 2019
Lauren Collins ...  Rebecca 2 episodes, 2019
Rob Stewart ...  General Dwyer 2 episodes, 2019
Clark Backo ...  Liz Gellis 2 episodes, 2019
Jair Sprott ...  Ben's Young Son #1 2 episodes, 2019
Tessa Danielle Tessa Danielle ...  Sister Monica 2 episodes, 2019
Jalon Gregory Jalon Gregory ...  Ben's Young Son #2 2 episodes, 2019
Hallea Jones ...  Anita 2 episodes, 2019
Tammy Isbell ...  Doris Domanski 2 episodes, 2019
Sylvaine Strike Sylvaine Strike ...  Sister Elise 2 episodes, 2019
Safriel Ndzingani Safriel Ndzingani ...  Kitoko's Healthy Son 2 episodes, 2019
Joe Vaz ...  Yambuku Chopper Pilot 2 episodes, 2019
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In 1989, the Ebola virus appears in chimpanzees in a research lab in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., and there is no known cure; a U.S. Army scientist puts her life on the line to head off an outbreak before it spreads to the human population.

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In 1989, Ebola Landed on U.S. Soil. They Risked Everything to Contain It.

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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TV-14

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hot Zone See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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16:9 HD
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NPR did a fact-checking of the series and came to the conclusion that the series has many factual errors as well as some liberties with "inspired by true events". See more »

Goofs

Col. Jaax's uniform flag would have been faced the other way pre-2003 when this takes place. See more »

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Frightening Truth
30 May 2019 | by pietclausenSee all my reviews

Ebola is the new scourge of our World and a danger to mankind. Viruses have the ability to become resistant to drugs and newer drugs have to be developed to constantly keep dangerous illnesses in check. Malaria, for example, is spread by mosquitoes and current drugs are no longer effective treatment. Killing the mosquitoes now seem to be the easier method to eradicate this ancient illness.

Ebola has no cure presently, but some drug development has given hope for treating patients. The latest outbreak of Ebola in the DRC (previously Zaire) is not contained and may yet get out of control. Previous outbreaks have caused some 12 000 deaths, but with newer strains of Ebola it may be much worse. The Spanish Flu of 1918 (a virus outbreak) caused 50 to 100 million deaths worldwide, some 3 to 5% of the then world's population.

This miniseries gives a proper insight into the dangers of the Ebola virus and the extra-ordinary steps having to be taken to contain an outbreak. Well worth seeing.


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