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By Dylan Lysen
Lawrence Journal-World 

Kansas plays role in new medical miniseries 'The Hot Zone'


LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A new television series focusing on how the U.S. Army dealt with the first outbreak of one of the most contagious and deadliest viruses on its soil features several University of Kansas and Kansas State University connections.

The six-part National Geographic miniseries "The Hot Zone" dramatizes the real-life events of the first Ebola virus outbreak — the Reston virus, one of six types of Ebola strains — in America in 1989. Nancy and Jerry Jaax, who were serving in the Army as veterinarians at the time, were thrust into the action as Nancy worked to learn about t...

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