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HomeVideoEbola's Patient Zero, The Child at the Epidemic's Start | FRONTLINE

Ebola’s Patient Zero, The Child at the Epidemic’s Start | FRONTLINE

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On Christmas Day 2013 in Guinea, a 1-year-old boy named Emile came down with a mysterious illness, and a rural community reacted with terror and confusion. In this exclusive video produced by PBS’s FRONTLINE, in association with The New York Times, Emile’s father recounts how his son, daughter, and pregnant wife died as the Ebola epidemic first spread.

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