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Outbreak (the movie)

Charles T. Maples charma at u.washington.edu
Mon Mar 27 14:05:33 EST 1995

The virus micrograph shown in the film is Ebola.  In fact it is the first 
micrograph made of Ebola.  The image is reprinted in the viology text:  
Virology 3rd. Ed. by Levy et al.

On 21 Mar 1995, T Bannor wrote:

> I saw "Outbreak" over the weekend and I have the same criticisms listed
> previously. One question though: What was the thing in the micrographs
> showing the virus? I am a former researcher for Upjohn, but not a
> virologist. However, that thing didn't look like any virus I've seen
> pictures of. It looked like a light micrograph of a germinating fungal
> spore or something similar. If it really was a virus, does anyone know
> what it was?
> Todd Bannor
> T Bannor at aol.com

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