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Epidemiologist Donald Francis on Combating Deadly Viruses

Francis has worked on the AIDS epidemic since 1981, and is currently working on developing a vaccine. He was portrayed by Matthew Modine in "The Band Played On" and was a consultant on "Outbreak." He's worked for the Centers for Disease Control, and has researched Ebola outbreaks in Africa.

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Other segments from the episode on May 18, 1995

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, May 18, 1995: Interview with Donald Francis; Review of Michael Sahlins' book "How 'Natives' Think."

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