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4 epidemics that almost happened (but didn't) - George Zaidan

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In 2013, an Ebola outbreak began in Guinea. The country had no formal response system and the outbreak became the largest Ebola epidemic in recorded history. Guinea then completely overhauled their response system, and were able to successfully combat another outbreak in 2021. So what does an effective epidemic response look like? George Zaidan explores how different communities have taken action.

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Meet The Creators

  • Script Writer George Zaidan
  • Director Gavin Edwards, Movult
  • Narrator Jack Cutmore-Scott
  • Music Cem Misirlioglu
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Producer Anna Bechtol, Sazia Afrin
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Editorial Producer George Zaidan

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