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Ebola Outbreak (full documentary) | FRONTLINE

FRONTLINE traveled to the epicenter of the Ebola crisis to see firsthand how the outbreak had spiraled out of control — meeting families devastated by the deadly virus, and health workers trying to stop its spread. (Aired 2014)

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“Ebola Outbreak” offered a remarkable look at the early months of the worst Ebola outbreak on record, one in which local hospitals in Sierra Leone were overwhelmed and barely functioning because so many doctors and nurses had died.

The documentary — a collaboration with the Channel 4 foreign affairs series Unreported World — went inside an emergency field hospital run by Doctors Without Borders, where the morgue was overflowing, and those who were sick kept arriving. FRONTLINE also followed an investigator from Sierra Leone’s Ebola surveillance unit who, despite the risks, traveled to villages looking for people who were infected, trying to identify and isolate everyone they might have come into contact with.

“Ebola Outbreak” was a Quicksilver Media production for WGBH/FRONTLINE in collaboration with Channel 4’s Unreported World series. The director and producer was Wael Dabbous. The reporter was Shaunagh Connaire. The senior producer was Dan Edge. The executive producer for Quicksilver was Eamonn Matthews. The deputy executive producer of FRONTLINE was Raney Aronson-Rath. The executive producer of FRONTLINE was David Fanning.

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FRONTLINE is produced at GBH in Boston and is broadcast nationwide on PBS. Funding for FRONTLINE is provided through the support of PBS viewers and by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Additional funding is provided by the Abrams Foundation; Park Foundation; the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; and the FRONTLINE Journalism Fund with major support from Jon and Jo Ann Hagler on behalf of the Jon L. Hagler Foundation, and additional support from Koo and Patricia Yuen.

00:00 – Inside an Ebola Outbreak Spiraling Out of Control in 2014
3:28 – Health Workers in Sierra Leone Try to Stem Ebola’s Spread in 2014
8:49 – A Doctors Without Borders Field Hospital Treats Ebola Patients
18:17 – The Race to Find and Treat People Infected With Ebola
19:37 – Panic and Unrest as Ebola Spreads in Sierra Leone in 2014
20:44 – A Mother and Father Battle Ebola
24:36 – In Sierra Leone, Burying and Remembering Those Who Died of Ebola
26:26 – Credits