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'NOVA' Program Takes Informative Approach to Ebola


The Texas Ebola patient who traveled to the U.S. from Liberia has died. Liberia is among the West African countries suffering from an outbreak of the disease. Over three thousand people in Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Nigeria have died from Ebola in the current outbreak.

As the disease spreads, medical teams are struggling to cope with the increasing number of victims. Meanwhile, scientists are racing to test vaccines and find a cure. Tonight's NOVA episode, Surviving Ebola, explores these efforts. It also includes first-hand interviews from Ebola survivors. Chris Schmidt, senior executive producer for NOVA at WGBH, joined Dakota Midday and discussed the program.

Surviving Ebola airs at 9 pm, Central; and 8 pm, Mountain on SDPB1 Television.

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