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Going Viral: The Mother of all Pandemics


Jun 28, 2018

The incredible story of how a team of scientists brought the deadly Spanish flu virus back to life.

Presented by Mark Honigsbaum @honigsbaum and Hannah Mawdsley @HannahMawdsley

With:

Dr. Jeffery K. Taubenberger, Chief, Viral Pathogenesis and Evolution Section, Deputy Chief, Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, USA. www.irp.nih.gov/pi/jeffery-taubenberger  

Dr. Peter Palese Horace W. Goldsmith Professor and Chair, Department of Microbiology, Professor, Department of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City. www.icahn.mssm.edu/profiles/peter-palese

Dr. Terence Tumpey, microbiologist and chief of the Immunology and Pathogenesis Branch (IPB) in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Influenza Division. www.cdc.gov/flu/pandemic-resources/1918-commemoration/pandemic-flu-fighter-terrence-tumpey.htm

The series is produced by Melissa FitzGerald @Melissafitzg

Cover art by Patrick Blower. www.blowercartoons.com

Readings by: Will Huggins. https://voiceovers.mandy.com/uk/voice-artist/profile/will-huggins-1

‘Going Viral’ is supported by Wellcome. www.wellcome.ac.uk / @wellcometrust

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