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.
In 1989, Ebola Landed on U.S. Soil. They Risked Everything to Contain It.
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In several scenes where Colonel Jaax wears her dress uniform, her branch insignia is the gold Caduceus of the Army Medical Corps. Dr. Jaax is a veterinarian, and should be wearing Army Veterinary Corps insignia, a Caduceus with a superimposed "V." The snake wrapped around the staff (Caduceus) goes back to the old Greco-Roman myths, namely by puncturing the snake, its healing powers can be drawn out and help others. See more
Col. Jaax's uniform flag would have been faced the other way pre-2003 when this takes place. See more