About the Show
In the last half-century the number of spillover viruses has quadrupled, costing countless lives. Typically, people learn about outbreaks as sudden disconnected flare-ups. But these viruses have much in common: where they come from, how they maim and kill, and how they can be controlled. By telling deeply human stories of disease victims and healthcare workers, Virus Hunters: Stopping the Next Outbreak goes beyond the headlines to convey important, usable information about spillover viruses, at a time when viewers need it most.