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Epidemic: Ebola, AIDS, Bird Flu & Typhoid (NOVA/RX For Survival/WGBH)


Picture: C+ Sound: C+ Extras: C- Episodes: B



In another strong collection of NOVA science programs, Epidemic group four must-see programs in one box set and this time, WGBH is using slender cases. We have seen half of the shows already and those are marked with links to their respective reviews.


Ebola: The Plague Fighters

This strong installment of NOVA shows the hideous effects of the unbelievably deadly virus and how it comes back to Zaire after 20 years. Internal organs and connective tissues are destroyed, blood comes out of all orifices and it can travel in the air, but often by animals and insects. And that is just the tip of the iceberg. Just about all who get it die and it is mutating!


Surviving AIDS

Instead of being just another tale on how to take tons of drugs and be careful, about your diet so you essentially slow death, this NOVA installment is about a man who has been infected since 1978 and survives decades later without any drugs or dietary changes. Why? That becomes the starting point for new ways to look at and attack the virus that is still mutating at epidemic levels as you read this. The result is one of the most informative programs on AIDS to date.


Bird Flu: How Safe Are We?



Typhoid Mary: The Most Dangerous Woman In America




Picture, sound and extras are the same for all.



- Nicholas Sheffo


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