Contagion is an American – Emirati thriller directed by Steven Soderbergh , released in 2011 .
The rapid progression of a deadly virus kills infected people within days. As the epidemic spreads at high speed, the world’s medical community is trying to find a cure and control the panic that is spreading faster than the virus: people are fighting for survival in a society that is falling apart. Beth Emhoff, Mitch’s wife, returns from a trip to Hong Kong, where she contracted a virus. Epidemiologists identify him as the zero patient .