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The Ebola Plague: W5

Catalogue Number:  CTV638
Producer:  CTV
Producing Agencies:  CTV
Subject:  Current Events, Health and Medicine, Medicine, Science
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2014
Running Time:  20:00
Closed Captions:  Yes

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It can seem as odd as it is frightening, how a virus that can be killed with a bit of bleach can be such an implacable and deadly enemy once it gets inside a human body. There, it invades cells, making replicas of itself that invade other cells, eventually destroying organs and blood vessels. Death is not inevitable. But it is likely.

With the Ebola virus spreading across the globe, Tom Kennedy investigates how prepared Canada is to deal with the deadly pathogen. West Africa is currently losing the battle against Ebola, so countries like Canada are getting ready to react to an outbreak of their own.

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