We know that director Steven Soderbergh has his new project Contagion moving forward, but we haven't heard much about the film's story until now. The Playlist has gotten a hold of the script and they give a detailed breakdown of the plot. Here's an excerpt from the site's article.
We first meet Gwyneth Paltrow's character, Beth Emhoff, as she flies back from a business trip, along with a casino worker in Hong Kong, Li Fai, and a Ukranian supermodel in London, Irina Modelskova. Almost immediately, all three are struck down by a mysterious ailment - Li Fai meets a particularly messy end in downtown Hong Kong after hallucinating in the streets. Beth's husband Thomas (Matt Damon) is forced to care for his wife, and soon his step-son, as her condition worsens.
The virus spreads, first through the Emhoff's native Minneapolis - and very plausible through the unsanitary public school system where kids readily share infections as it is - and then to Chicago, and the rest of the U.S. The story opens on Thanksgiving weekend, almost the worst possible time a virus could break out, considering the amount of travel going on (airplanes being practically an incubator for common cold spreading), and, as one character puts it, "It's the biggest shopping weekend of the year." while simultaneously the virus, and the fear it causes, spreads through the world. The scope is enormous - over the course of the script, we visit China, Dubai, Japan, Switzerland, The United Kingdom, Iran, Brazil, Russia and Malaysia, making Soderbergh's upcoming globetrotting actioner Knockout look positively earthbound in comparison.
CLICK HERE to read the site's full script breakdown, but be warned that spoilers may be included.