Topics: Infectious disease, Infection, Biosafety level Pages: 3 (1082 words) Published: December 5, 2012
“OUTBREAK” Movie Assignment
The film, Outbreak, portrays the efforts of an army virologist, Sam Daniels, to prevent a global biological disaster. A rare killer virus from the African jungle has started an epidemic in a small northern California commu7nity. The virus has a 100% mortality rate. The film follows the scientists and army officers as they trace the epidemic and seek to contain it. The store in the film is fictional BUT could something like this really happen? The questions in Part 1 are listed for you to answer and use to digest what is occurring in the movie. You must take notes and answer the questions during the movie. Part 2, which can be done after you view the movie, is a list of things that happened during the story. Some of them seem to be minor incidents, but each one has importance in advancing plot. Your job is to tell how each event is important to the story. Part 3, covers overall discussion questions summarizing and examining the occurrences of the movie. This is to be typed and answered in formal format. Citations could be used in this section. Part 1 - Chronological Order Movie Questions

1. Why was the mercenary camp in the Motaba River Valley of Zaire bombed in 1967? Was this ethical? Explain. 1. In the film, we see a progression of laboratory safety levels at the U.S. Army Medical research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) at Fort Detrick, Maryland. Below is a description of each level. As one progresses from level to level, describe the differences shown and the procedures and safety methods observed. Biosafety Level 1 (BS1) - Minimum biohazard; study of low risk infectious agents: Pneumococcus, and Salmonella. Biosafety Level 2 (BS2) - Moderate biohazard; infectious agents: hepatitis, Lyme Disease, and Influenza. Biosafety Level 3 (BS3) - High biohazard; multiple vaccinations required; infectious agents: infectious agents: anthraz, typhus, and HIV. Biosafety Level 4 (BS4) - Extreme biohazard; maximum security;...
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