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Rx for Survival, Episode 6: How Safe Are We?
     

Rx for Survival, Episode 6: How Safe Are We?

Director: Rob Whittlesey

Cast: Rob Whittlesey

 
As the life expectancy in developed countries doubled over the course of the last century, thirty new infectious diseases, including AIDS, have emerged to pose some of the greatest health risks in history to mankind. In this installment of the popular PBS series RX for health, medical experts examine both the emergence of new, fast-traveling epidemics and the

Overview

As the life expectancy in developed countries doubled over the course of the last century, thirty new infectious diseases, including AIDS, have emerged to pose some of the greatest health risks in history to mankind. In this installment of the popular PBS series RX for health, medical experts examine both the emergence of new, fast-traveling epidemics and the frightening re-appearance of diseases long though controlled by science to explore just how safe humans are from these microscopic killers and urge the strengthening of global public health systems.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/25/2006
UPC:
0783421409996
Original Release:
2005
Rating:
NR
Source:
Wgbh / Pbs
Time:
0:56:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Dispatches from experts in the field; Materials for educators; Activities for exploring global health issues; Access to the Rx Survival Web site

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Disc #1 -- Rx for Survival: Bird Flu - How Safe Are We?
1. Prologue [4:36]
2. Botswana's Aids Struggle [10:34]
3. Test Case for the World [9:06]
4. New Nemeses, Old Lessons [8:35]
5. When Avian Flu Kills [10:23]
6. Vaccine Dilemma [6:13]
7. International Commitment Is Key [4:32]
8. Cerdits [2:26]

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