- uploaded: Feb 10, 2013
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Plague Fighters - This documentary film deals with a very crucial issue related to health and tries to inform people about the intensity of this problem. Ebola can easily be declared as the most terrifying virus ever as it has all tendencies to kill people. Its first outbreak was in 1995 in Zaire and killed almost 77 percent of people affected by it. Kikwit, the affected area, was separated from other parts of the village in order to limit the virus and protect other areas from its deadly impact. But what it did to the victims was very horrible and painful.
Let's have a look at the credentials of Plague Fighters. It is directed by Ric Esther Bienstock with a script from Elliott Halpern and Simcha Jacobovici and acted out by William Close, Russell Coleman and Stacy Keach with support from other actors as well. As far as production is concerned, there are some big names here also like Associated Producers Group Inc., Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and Channel 4 Television Corporation.
The documentary film contains clips of the people who lived with this virus until they died. And it shows all the steps that this virus took to end its host. Ebola broke down every system in their body slowly and dissolved all the internal organs and connective tissues thus, damaging the body completely without any hope of recovery. The makers of the film talk with the experts and discuss the nature and complexities of Ebola.
A very interesting and important part of the film is when experts talks about the future of this virus. And the news is not good at all, experts fear that another outbreak would be even more deadly and is going to affect more people. Kikwit was horrible but the next outbreak will be massive and unstoppable.
Ebola virus disease (EVD) or Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) is the human disease which may be caused by any of four of the five known ebola viruses. These four viruses are: Bundibugyo virus (BDBV), Ebola virus (EBOV), Sudan virus (SUDV), and Taï Forest virus (TAFV, formerly and more commonly Côte d'Ivoire Ebola virus (Ivory Coast Ebolavirus, CIEBOV)). EVD is a viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF), and is clinically nearly indistinguishable from Marburg virus disease (MVD).
The name comes from Ebola River in Republic of the Congo, where it was first found.
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