A thriller centered on the threat posed by a deadly disease and an international team of doctors contracted by the CDC to deal with the outbreak.
DVD release of the 2011 motion picture
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Alan Krumwiede: "On 'Day One', there were two people with it. And then, there were four. And then it was sixteen. And you think you've got it in front of you. But next it's two hundred and fifty six, and then it's sixty five thousand, and it's behind you, and above you, and all around you. In thirty steps, it's a billion sick. Three months. It's a math problem you can do on a napkin. And that's… where we're headed, and that's why you won't even tell us the number of the dead, will you Dr. Cheever... But you'll tell your friends when to get out of Chicago before anyone else has a chance…"
Dr. Ellis Cheever: "I think what Mr. Krumwiede is spreading is far more dangerous than the disease."
TV Anchor: "On your blog, you also wrote that the World Health Organization... is somehow 'in bed' with pharmaceutical companies - " Alan Krumwiede: "Because they are. That's who stands to gain from this. They're working 'hand in glove'. And the 'hand' is reaching into our pockets…"
Dr. Ellis Cheever (referencing the nurses strike): "We're just putting healthy people next to sick people and hoping that the healthy people don't get sick."
Aubrey Cheever: "How many people are gonna die?" Dr. Ellis Cheever: "Well, in 1918, one percent of the population died from Spanish Flu. It was - novel, like this. No one had ever seen it before." Aubrey Cheever: "One percent of America?" Dr. Ellis Cheever: "One percent of the world. As many as seventy million people could die, baby, maybe more."