Ebola Syndrome

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For the disease see Ebola virus disease.
Ebola Syndrome
Directed by Herman Yau
Produced by Wong Jing
Written by Candy Cheng
Starring Anthony Wong
Music by Ma Chun-hung
Edited by Choi Hung
Release dates
  • 15 June 1996 (1996-06-15) (Hong Kong)
Running time 98 minutes
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese

Ebola Syndrome (伊波拉病毒) is a 1996 Hong Kong Category III exploitation film starring Anthony Wong and directed by Herman Yau.

Plot synopsis[edit]

Ah Kai is a wanted convict from Hong Kong who escapes to South Africa after killing his former boss and his boss's wife. In South Africa, he works at a Chinese restaurant and one day travels with his boss to a South African tribe that is infected with the Ebola virus. Kai sees a dying infected tribe member and rapes and kills her, contracting the virus. Kai, however, is immune to the infection. He becomes a living carrier, spreading the disease to others through body fluids. He ends up killing his new boss and his boss's wife, but not before spreading the virus to them. He then cuts up their corpses and serves them as hamburgers in the restaurant, effectively spreading the virus all over South Africa. He then further spreads the virus when he flees back to Hong Kong, to all the people he has contacts with.



Ebola Syndrome was released in Hong Kong on 15 June 1996. It grossed a total of HK$ 1,583,945.[1]


  1. ^ "Ebola syndrome". Hong Kong Film Archive. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 

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