First off, I want to say
That this is my first from the National Geographic Channel
I know they offer research grants for a number of individuals among other cool stuff they do
But I never imagined they do television shows, too
No…not like documentaries or anything
I discovered this show in May and decided to give it a try
Guess what….it’s speaking of Ebola
Yeah…that deadly disease that moves exactly like a virus
But this is a very deadly one
I am from Uganda
A country neighbouring the Democratic Republic of Congo or what is famously known as Zaire
When you hear Colonel Nancy Jaax refer to it as Zaire, it’s her way of referring to where she thinks or knows the Ebola virus came from
So, the whole thing sets out in Kenya in the year 1980
On these vast lands belonging to one rich household
That has been taken over by this virus that they don’t understand quite well…in the beginning, they dealt with what they know or suspected and ended up calling it the Marburg virus
But which we later on get to identify as the Ebola virus
I mean, you have to see for yourself what takes place at the hospital where Dr. Musoke is working
It’s a whole gigantic mess!
Now, if you are familiar with health and science, you get to appreciate how fast word moves around in this sphere of the world
Literally, something happens to you wherever you are and within minutes, everyone 10,000 miles away knows about it
That’s what happened in this case… body tissue and fluid samples were taken from that incident before and shipped to the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases
Where we have the honour and pleasure of meeting the Jaaxs’
That is Nancy and Jerry Jaax
Both of whom serve at this institution as Colonels and medical researchers
Now, what gets to unfold at Fort Detrick and beyond is a whole wrap sheet, for your ears and eyes only!
I must warn you, though
You might lose your sleep if you love your science and thrills
You might lose your taste for food if you find the blood and stool samples a little bit too much
You might want to find yourself somebody to watch this show with….it can get scary at times…with all those heightened sound effects
Most importantly, “anything lands on your suit, bleach it all immediately. Don’t take any chances”.
~ Enjoy your stay at The Hot Zone ~
Before I forget, I must tell you that this show is among those that I watched in good 1080p screen resolution. I can’t exactly tell why but it looked so good from there. How I wish I had watched it in 4k like the guys at Cable Compare “recommended” to me!!!