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Story Publication logo January 14, 2021

The Next Pandemic: What Will It Be?

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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.

Seventy five percent of the newly emerging diseases currently affecting humans originate in animals.

We meet leading scientists who are working on the next big threats, from Mers in camels in Africa to Nipah virus in bats in Asia. We'll learn about the diseases they focus their time and effort on, and why they might cause 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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