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On the trail of a killer virus

Author: Bill Kurtis; Sharon Barrett; Kurtis Productions.; WTTW (Television station : Chicago, Ill.); Public Media Incorporated (Wilmette, Ill.)
Publisher: [Chicago, Ill.] : Public Media Education, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the discovery and identification of the deadly hantavirus strain which broke out in New Mexico in May 1993, focusing on the role of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Physicians, virologists and molecular biologists collaborated with Navajo medicine men to find the cause of the mysterious outbreak. Provides an inside look at how the CDC operates, including the Level 4 maximum containment lab  Read more...
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Kurtis; Sharon Barrett; Kurtis Productions.; WTTW (Television station : Chicago, Ill.); Public Media Incorporated (Wilmette, Ill.)
ISBN: 0780015959 9780780015951
OCLC Number: 32548735
Notes: Videocassette release of an episode from the PBS television series, The New Explorers.
Credits: Camera, William Arnold, Randall Blakey ; graphics, Rich DuCasse ; editor, John Anderson ; music, David Huizenga.
Performer(s): Hosted by Bill Kurtis.
Description: 1 videocassette (57 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS, stereo.
Other Titles: On the trail of a new killer virus
New explorers (Television program)
Responsibility: a production of Kurtis Productions, Ltd. and WTTW/Chicago ; executive producer, Bill Kurtis ; producer, Sharon Barrett.

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Traces the discovery and identification of the deadly hantavirus strain which broke out in New Mexico in May 1993, focusing on the role of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Physicians, virologists and molecular biologists collaborated with Navajo medicine men to find the cause of the mysterious outbreak. Provides an inside look at how the CDC operates, including the Level 4 maximum containment lab where the world's deadliest viruses are handled.

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