Surviving Ebola

As the epidemic threatens to spiral out of control, scientists race to find a cure. Airing October 8, 2014 at 10 pm on PBS Airing October 8, 2014 at 10 pm on PBS

Program Description

(Program not available for streaming.) In December, 2013, in a small village in West Africa, a young boy died from the dreaded disease, Ebola. Over the next nine months the virulent killer would claim more victims than all previous Ebola epidemics put together. And for the first time, the disease escaped the isolated, rural villages where it had first appeared and traveled in infected patients by air to densely populated cities in several African countries. As the epidemic threatens to spiral out of control, NOVA reports from the hot zone, where courageous medical teams struggle to cope with a flood of victims, and in labs where scientists are racing to test vaccines and find a cure. "Surviving Ebola" includes chilling first-hand interviews of what it's like to catch—and—survive this terrible affliction.

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PRODUCED AND DIRECTED BY
Guy Smith
SERIES PRODUCER
Zoe Heron
EDITED BY
Steve Crabtree
UK DIRECTOR
Penny Palmer
UGANDA DIRECTOR
Chris O'Donnell
NORTH AMERICA DIRECTOR
Tristan Quinn
FILM EDITORS
Toby Farrell
Mark Easton
Joao Nunes
ADDITIONAL EDITING
Vincent Liota
CAMERA
Joe Taylor
Toby Wilkinson
Neil Harvey
NARRATED BY
Craig Sechler
PRODUCTION MANAGER
Libby Hand
PRODUCTION EXECUTIVE
Laura Davey
PRODUCTION COORDINATORS
Will Hulse
Emily Deacon
Emma Chapman
SOUND RECORDISTS
Ali Pares
Sam Staples
ANIMATION
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ONLINE EDITORS
Boyd Nagle
Spencer Gentry
AUDIO MIX
Andy Ward
John Jenkins
RESEARCH
Frances Beckerleg
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Claudia Woolston
RUNNER
Jamie Curtis Hayward
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World Health Organization
SPECIAL THANKS
Arizona State University
CDC
Emory University Hospital
Institute for Tropical Medicine in Antwerp
Jekyll Island Authority
Medecins Sans Frontières
National Microbiology Laboratory of Canada
The Royal Free Hospital
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Jennifer Welsh
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Eddie Ward
SENIOR RESEARCHER
Kate Becker
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Linda Callahan
PARALEGAL
Sarah Erlandson
TALENT RELATIONS
Janice Flood
LEGAL COUNSEL
Susan Rosen
DIGITAL MANAGING PRODUCER
Kristine Allington
SENIOR DIGITAL EDITOR
Tim De Chant
DIRECTOR OF DIGITAL MEDIA
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Lisa Leombruni
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Ariam McCrary
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Brittany Flynn
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Kevin Young
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Nathan Gunner
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David Condon
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Pamela Rosenstein
COORDINATING PRODUCER
Laurie Cahalane
SENIOR SCIENCE EDITOR
Evan Hadingham
SENIOR PRODUCERS
Julia Cort Chris Schmidt
SENIOR SERIES PRODUCER
Melanie Wallace
MANAGING DIRECTOR
Alan Ritsko
SENIOR EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Paula S. Apsell

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IMAGE:

Image credit: (Ebola in Liberia)
© AHMED JALLANZO/epa/Corbis

Participants

Charles Arntzen
Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University
Kent Brantly
Inger Damon
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
John M. Dye
U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases
John Fankhauser
ELWA Hospital
Michael Jacobs
The Royal Free Hospital
Gary Kobinger
National Microbiology Lab, Canada
Leslie Lobel
Ben Gurion University of the Negev
Julius Lutwama
Uganda Virus Research Institute
Aneesh Mehta
Emory University School of Medicine
Peter Piot
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Will Pooley
Volunteer Nurse
Sandra Smiley
Medicins Sans Frontií¨res
Cokie Van Der Velde
Medicins Sans Frontií¨res

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