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.
The World Health Organization can issue "A Global Health Emergency of Public Concern", which means resources are mobilized to address a Public Health Crisis. Moreover, "an extraordinary event which is determined to constitute a public health risk to other States through the international spread of disease and to potentially require a coordinated international response", formulated when a situation arises that is "serious, sudden, unusual or unexpected", which "carries implications for public health beyond the affected State's national border" and "may require immediate international action" See more »
Nearly every security protocol explained in the series as vital for handling the kind of virus that they worked with goes out of the window at the first possible occasion. This goes especially and most visibly for the main roles. See more »
Its a lifetime movie
Margulies has an up and down choice of gigs, good like The Good Wife, awful like Ghost Ship. This role is not one of her best, the writers fail her.
The story is well known and anyone who hasn't read the book should do so if they really want to know about what happened.
The mini-series itself is nothing more than a lifetime movie, watch it while playing on internet, then forget it.
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