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NOVA; Lassa Fever

12/29/1982


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Series
NOVA
Program
Lassa Fever
Program Number

1003

Series Description

Premiered March 1974 NOVA is a general-interest documentary series that addresses a single science issue each week. Billed as "science adventures for curious grown-ups" when it first aired in March, 1974, NOVA continues to offer an informative and entertaining approach to a challenging subject. 1996 marked NOVA's 23rd season, which makes it the longest-running science program on national television. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over. Series release date: 3/3/1974

Program Description

A gripping docudrama about a mysterious, highly lethal disease -- lassa fever -- which struck a village in Nigeria in 1969, and the frustrating, seesaw battle against it. NOVA recounts how public health workers came perilously close to accidentally releasing a deadly virus in the US.

Duration

00:58:32

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Science
Citation
Chicago: “NOVA; Lassa Fever,” 12/29/1982, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 2, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7A132B9F000443578142504EF7FFE0CF.
MLA: “NOVA; Lassa Fever.” 12/29/1982. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 2, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7A132B9F000443578142504EF7FFE0CF>.
APA: NOVA; Lassa Fever. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7A132B9F000443578142504EF7FFE0CF
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