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Story Publication logo January 14, 2021

What Will Cause 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.

Bats harbour hundreds of diseases that can be harmful to humans, as do pigs, birds and boar. So it's their fault right? Wrong. We speak to our scientists and experts about how human activity has caused disease in the past, and how we're creating more opportunities every day for a spillover.

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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