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Watch the opening scene from Contagion online now

The germ-averse among you should really look away now, as we’ve got the opening scene of Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion for you to view below.

The scene, which opens in Hong Kong on Day 2 (you’ll have to watch to the end of the movie to find out about Day 1), sees Gwyneth Paltrow’s travelling businesswoman nibbling from a bowl of suspicious looking peanuts and exhibiting the first symptoms of a rather nasty cough.

From there, we see the virus spreading to London, Minnesota and a host of other destinations across the globe.

If you’re the type of commuter to arch a scathing eyebrow at any fellow passengers who so much as sniffle, this clip is likely to incite a something of a panic in you.

But, if you’ve got your anti-bacterial hand-gel at the ready, get watching the clip now:

 

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If that clip has got you feverish to watch the full film, Contagion is available to buy on Blu-ray and DVD today.

Read our Contagion review .