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The Hot Zone 

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The frightening spread of the EVD (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
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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
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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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Release Date:

27 May 2019 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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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 »


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

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Very entertaining
29 May 2019 | by MelrosemissSee all my reviews

I have not read the book, but I will now. Having worked in a Virology lab with someone who eventually was doing research at USAMRIID made this very personal for me. I realized right off that there were inaccuracies, starting with the man with pustulent sores on the airplane, right up to Julianna's character doing viral cultures, which would be done by a virologist, not a veterinary pathophysiologist. However, having loved the movie "Outbreak", my first comment about this to a friend was that it was like "Outbreak" turned into a series. We are truly only one airplane passenger away from such an outbreak, and iff the show did nothing but make people aware of that fact, then it has served its purpose. If everyone can remember, Ebola did make it to the US, via air travel, and also was communicated to a nurse caring for a patient once hospitalized. I cannot even begin to imagine the terror of being. In a Biolevel 4 and realizing you had a tear in your suit.

Accuracy. No. Does it serve a purpose? Absolutely. Thank you, National Geographic. I wish it were lasting longer than 6 episodes.

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