CDC Consulted on the Making of “Contagion”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched a new webpage for the purpose of explaining how a new film about an infectious disease outbreak, “Contagion,” compares with the real work of disease detectives.

“While the movie is a work of fiction, the real-life stories of CDC’s elite Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) are just as exciting as the story on the screen,” the CDC notes.

Parts of the movie, released Sept. 9, were filmed at CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Ga., and CDC scientists were consulted for their help in making the movie as scientifically accurate as possible, the CDC says.

The webpage includes links to information about the work of a real-life disease detective.

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