|Location:||Papua New Guinea|
|Subject:||Diseases; health; kuru|
|Format:||U-matic; 1/2-inch VHS|
|Producer:||Jo Elwyn-Jones; PBS Video|
|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.|
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