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Outbreak
Outbreak RTÉ One, Tuesday, 8.30pm

Outbreak

Amid global concerns about the swine flu epidemic, the RTÉ Television Archive Unit launches a new series. OUTBREAK tells the human stories behind disease outbreaks in Ireland over the last one hundred years. It also includes stories of physical damage traced to drug and other treatments.

Over six themed programmes, OUTBREAK talks to survivors of 'Spanish' influenza, polio and tuberculosis. There are interviews with fathers who lost their daughters to measles, with those struggling with the legacy of Thalidomide, and to people living with HIV.

The series begins with the Killer Flu of 1918-also known as the 'Spanish' or Black Flu.

Nellie O'Toole, survivor of the Influenza outbreak of 1918
Programme 1: Nellie O'Toole, survivor of the Influenza outbreak of 1918
Donal Kelly with his sisters two of whom died of TB
Programme 2: Donal Kelly with his sisters two of whom died of TB
Laurel and Hardy pose with Little Willie as part of the public awareness campaign about polio
Programme 3: Laurel and Hardy pose with Little Willie as part of the public awareness campaign about polio