The Disease Detectives The dedicated officers of the epidemic intelligence service are foot soldiers in a relentless battle against infectious disease.
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The Disease Detectives

The Disease Detectives

The Disease Detectives

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The dedicated officers of the epidemic intelligence service are foot soldiers in a relentless battle against infectious disease.

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Laurence Fishburne as Dr. Ellis Cheever and Kate Winslet as Dr. Erin Mears in the thriller Contagion. Winslet's character was modeled on CDC epidemiologist Dr. Anne Schuchat.
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