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Story Publication logo January 14, 2021

How Do We Stop the Next Pandemic?

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Coronavirus is the canary in the coal mine. Meet the diseases to come, the teams of scientists working to prevent them, and learn how our intrusions into the natural world will be the cause of it all.
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Today, zoonotic diseases cause an incredible 2.4 billion cases of human illness each year and 2.2...

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Image courtesy of BBC Future.
Image courtesy of BBC Future.

In this episode, we will look at the work taking place to detect viruses and stop them before they spill over. From surveilling bats in Cambodia to see how far and where they fly each night, to testing out vaccine candidates on wild boar in Germany, we learn about the global collaborations taking place and hear from the individuals working to avoid the next pandemic.

Stopping the Next One is a series by Harriet Constable in collaboration with BBC Future with funding support from the Pulitzer Center.

Click here to watch the full episode.

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