Contagion poster, 2011


Contagion poster, 2011


During the development of Contagion, directors, producers, and actors met with public health experts across CDC to learn about CDC's role in investigating and controlling disease outbreaks around the world. During these consultations, producers and other crew members observed the activities of the Influenza Division. The fictional pandemic depicted in the film and the public health measures to contain it are partially inspired by influenza and CDC activities. Some scenes for the film were shot at CDC, and this poster was given to CDC after filming.


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