The Kuru Mystery

Location:Papua New Guinea
Subject:Diseases; health; kuru
Length:60 minutes
Format:U-matic; 1/2-inch VHS
Year Released:1984
Director:Jim Black
Producer:Jo Elwyn-Jones; PBS Video
Library Code:NFVLS
Description:Nobel prize-winning pediatrician Carleton Gajdusek searches for the causes of the slow virus kuru, which is decimating a tribe of people in the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea. Also looks at the similarities between Kuru and other degenerative brain diseases such as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, GSS, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Record No:1011
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