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Rx for Survival: A Global Health Challenge; Deadly Messengers


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Rx for Survival: A Global Health Challenge
Deadly Messengers
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From vaccines to antibiotics, clean water to nutrition, bio-terror threats to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, the six-part series Rx for Survival tells the compelling stories of global health champions and the communities they strive to protect. Employing both historical dramatic sequences and poignant current documentary stories, the series will showcase key milestones in public health history, such as the eradication of smallpox, alongside modern and future challenges, including SARS, a potential global flu pandemic and recovery from the Asian tsunami catastrophe. Experts including Jeffrey Sachs, the Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University; author Laurie Garrett; Harvey Fineberg, President of the National Academies of Sciences Institute of Medicine; Nils Daulaire, President of the Global Health Council; and Donald Hopkins, the Associate Executive Director of the Carter Center, will guide viewers through the ins and outs of this complex but fascinating story. Series release date: 11/2005

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Since the plague killed millions of Europeans in the Middle Ages, vector-borne diseases — those that rely on insects and animals to spread infectious agents — have posed a serious threat to public health. Today, the most dangerous vector on earth is the mosquito. From malaria to yellow fever to West Nile virus, mosquito-borne diseases continue to threaten the health of millions around the world — so much so, that the majority of new diseases to have surfaced in the past 25 years can be traced to the mosquito. "Deadly Messengers" recounts the stories of the heroic scientists and health workers who battled against the mosquito, and examines current efforts to control mosquito and other vector-borne diseases — including the development of new vaccines to protect the world's most vulnerable populations.

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Chicago: “Rx for Survival: A Global Health Challenge; Deadly Messengers,” 11/01/2005, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 11, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3A860704480849E091240ED6DE3A765A.
MLA: “Rx for Survival: A Global Health Challenge; Deadly Messengers.” 11/01/2005. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 11, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3A860704480849E091240ED6DE3A765A>.
APA: Rx for Survival: A Global Health Challenge; Deadly Messengers. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3A860704480849E091240ED6DE3A765A
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