Outbreak (1995)
2hr 7min
Movie Story Line
An ebola-like virus is brought to the United States and starts to spread.
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Teaching Idea #1

Psychology of Epidemics
The movie Outbreak is a great case study on infectious diseases and the psychology of epidemics. When this movie was released, a real-life Ebola-virus epidemic was unfolding in Africa. Research how the threat of fear and risk perception influenced racial stereotypes and health policy making in the mid-1990s. How has mass communication about epidemics changed with time and with the use of social media?