Ebola… How far away are we?
Revista MVZ Cordoba. 2014;19(3):4195-4198
Journal Title: Revista MVZ Cordoba
ISSN: 0122-0268 (Print); 1909-0544 (Online)
Publisher: Universidad de Cordoba
LCC Subject Category: Agriculture: Animal culture: Veterinary medicine
Country of publisher: Colombia
Language of fulltext: Spanish; Castilian, English
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Salim Mattar V.
(Universidad de Córdoba)
Marco González T. (Universidad de Córdoba)
Abstract | Full Text
Hollywood adores an infectious disease film. One of the most shocking was the 1995 film “Outbreak”, in which Dustin Hoffman and Rene Russo worked to stop a fictional virus similar to Ebola. In the movie the virus is introduced from Africa to the US by a monkey. In another film, “28 Days Later,” a virus from experimental monkeys infects humans in London. Several additional films about the human fear of “killer viruses” have been released. A real-life scare to the US and the western world came when two American Ebola patients were recently transported from West Africa to an Atlanta hospital for treatment. Currently, there is a pervasive public fear of the dissemination of Ebola in the US and the rest of the world.