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.
Did You Know?
Ebola is a Hemorrhagic fever, in which a person would bleed out of every orifice of the body. It is named after the Ebola River in Zaire, where the virus was first detected. A milder case of Hemorrhagic fever is Lassa fever (not as lethal). See more
Col. Jaax's uniform flag would have been faced the other way pre-2003 when this takes place. See more