Emerging Viruses (1991)

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  • Country

    Great Britain

  • Year

    1991

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  • Emerging Viruses Original

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Synopsis

Documentary on viruses, and particularly the emergence of new, unknown lethal viruses that have occured regularly over the past fifty years. A group of American experts and scientists explain the nature of viruses and what makes it difficult to pinpoint and eradicate them, and emphasise the thousands of viruses that are yet unknown and which could possibly be lethal to humans. The origins and reasons for the rise and spread of the AIDS virus is examined, as well as the activities of man and the change in societies, ecology and climate that could all play a part in humans coming into contact with previously unknown viruses.

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