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Rx for Survival: Bird Flu - How Safe Are We?
Rx for Survival Bird Flu - How Safe Are We
Director: Rob Whittlesey
Genres: Television, Educational, Documentary
NR     2006     0hr 56min

During the past 100 years, life expectancy more than doubled in developed countries. In the last few decades, however, thirty new infectious diseases have emerged and one of them ? AIDS ? is becoming perhaps the most devas...  more »


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Director: Rob Whittlesey
Genres: Television, Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Television, Educational, Documentary
Studio: WGBH Boston
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 04/25/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 0hr 56min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Highly recommended for its educational grasp of the disturbi
Midwest Book Review | Oregon, WI USA | 07/07/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Bird Flu: How Safe Are We? (A Global Health Challenge: Conquering AIDS, Avian Flu, And Other Deadly Epidemics) is narrated by Brad Pitt and provides viewers with up-to-date investigative reporting of the complexities and realities of public health systems and globally diverse and effective diseases including the newest threat to the global health environment -- "bird flu". This 56 minute DVD production offers an informative survey of modern discoveries with respect to health issues related to bird flue, and offers downloadable materials of educators, closed captions, video descriptions of the visually impaired, direct information from dispatches from health experts in the field, and activities for further explorations of global health issues. A part of the "RX for Survival" DVD series, Bird Flu is very highly recommended for its educational grasp of the disturbing phenomena of wide-spread communicable disease and issues global public health protection.

Loved the first Rx for Survival - This one did not meet the
R. Anderson | Washington, DC | 01/06/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The Rx for Survival series is a great collection of documentary stories on the current (and future) challenges to our world health. This edition, specifically marketed as "Bird Flu", reused too much of the previously aired material and tried to adapt it to a pandemic influenza scenario. In the end, this movie left me with the feeling that the makers were trying to capitalize on current pandemic fears, while minimizing the amount of new material required by reusing old `Rx for Survival' footage. The story was less focused and the non-pandemic influenza materials made the writer's lessons harder to find in the clutter."