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Going Viral: The Mother of all Pandemics


Sep 26, 2018

The disease detectives investigate the persistent fear that another pandemic virus will emerge again to threaten humanity, in the way that the Spanish Flu did 100 years ago.

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  

Ron Fouchier, Professor in Molecular Virology, Viroscience department, Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam, the Netherlands. https://www.erasmusmc.nl/viroscience/research/fields-expertise/molecular-virology/

Dr. Eileen Choffnes, former Director of the National Academy of Medicine's Forum on Microbial Threats, USA.

Michael Osterholm, Regent Professor and Director, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, University of Minnesota. www.cidrap.umn.edu

The series is produced by Melissa FitzGerald @Melissafitzg

Cover art by Patrick Blower. www.blowercartoons.com

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

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