NPR logo

Film Portrays Bird Flu Outbreak in U.S.

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/5401179/5401180" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Film Portrays Bird Flu Outbreak in U.S.

Movies

Film Portrays Bird Flu Outbreak in U.S.

Film Portrays Bird Flu Outbreak in U.S.

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/5401179/5401180" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A made-for-TV movie this week, Fatal Contact, is a fictional account of a bird-flu strain that mutates to pass easily between people. Scientists talk about what the movie got right and what it got wrong.

Guests:

Michael Osterholm, director, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy; professor, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

William Karesh, director of the Field Veterinary Program, Wildlife Conservation Society

Ezekiel Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D. , chair of the Department of Clinical Bioethics, The Clinical Center at the National Institutes of Health