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Disease Hunters

Humans and bacteria have been in an evolutionary race for centuries. With the emergence of “Superbugs” and no new antibiotics in sight, we are facing a losing battle. How can we turn the tide?
Disease Hunters

Disease Hunters - S1E2: Battle Against Bacteria

22 Nov 2020 10:00pm
Humans and bacteria have been in an evolutionary race for centuries. With the emergence of “Superbugs” and no new antibiotics in sight, we are facing a losing battle. How can we turn the tide?

Disease Hunters

About the show:

What may bring the next pandemic? This 3-part series features “Disease Hunters” on the frontlines as they identify, study or kill infectious diseases, vectors and microbes. It stars leading scientists from Thailand, Singapore, Cambodia, Japan, Philippines, Iceland, India, UK and USA, and highlights international collaboration and data-sharing as scientists seek to keep pace with potential pathogens. The series also connects today’s outbreaks with historical epidemics and explores factors that may accelerate future outbreaks like human-animal interactions, drug resistance, climate change, urbanisation and globalisation. Through cinematic medical animations, it shows the unseen operations of viruses, bacteria and mosquito-borne diseases, vaccines, antibiotics, bacteriophages and monoclonal antibodies. Diseases discussed include COVID-19 coronavirus, influenza, H1N1 swine flu, polio, superbugs, tuberculosis, malaria and dengue.

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