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ReGenesis

The Oldest Virus (Season 1, Episode 5)
TV Episode | 47 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

David travels to Chicago to attend the International Spanish Flu conference at which time he interviews Gill for the vacant position of head virologist at NORBAC. After spending the night with David, Gill decides not to accept the job at ...See moreDavid travels to Chicago to attend the International Spanish Flu conference at which time he interviews Gill for the vacant position of head virologist at NORBAC. After spending the night with David, Gill decides not to accept the job at NORBAC. On his return to NORBAC, David and Caroline interview Harvey Thomas, a bankrupt researcher into prion type diseases like "Mad Cow". Meanwhile the team at NORBAC investigate the background of all the "Mad Cow" victims for any commonality. David and Caroline discover that the researcher went bankrupt because he had no patients on which to test his vaccine. After exhaustive checks it is discovered that all the victims ate either chicken or eggs from a particular distributor. Tests on the chicken samples show that they are all infected with "Mad Cow" prions. Tens of millions of chickens will need to be culled, however the human cost will not be known for decades. Harvey Thomas is eventually recaptured and explains why he did it and believes the government will allow him to complete his research, in fact he will be prosecuted as a bio-terrorist. Written by Mark Smith See less
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Nov 14, 2004 (Canada)
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Peter Outerbridge
David Sandstrom David Sandstrom   See fewer
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Maxim Roy
Caroline Morrison Caroline Morrison   See fewer
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Conrad Pla
Carlos Serrano Carlos Serrano   See fewer
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Mayko Nguyen
Mayko Tran Mayko Tran   See fewer
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Dmitry Chepovetsky
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Sarah Strange
Jill Langston Jill Langston   See fewer
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Greg Bryk
Weston Field Weston Field   See fewer
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Ellen Page
Lilith Sandstrom Lilith Sandstrom   See fewer
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Rosemary Dunsmore
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Vincent Walsh
Colin Digby Colin Digby   See fewer
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Hugh Dillon
Danny Dexter Danny Dexter   See fewer
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Richard Waugh
Harvey Thomas Harvey Thomas   See fewer
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Larissa Laskin
Lynn Raskin Lynn Raskin   See fewer
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Heidi von Palleske
Denise Richman Denise Richman   See fewer
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Wayne Ward
Hal Rolph Hal Rolph   See fewer
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Michael Daly
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7.9 / 10 | 50 votes