Preparing for the next pandemic – NOVA
While Ebola has subsided, it still lingers as a threat—and it’s not the only one. Public health officials agree that the next outbreak of infectious disease is imminent, the question is just which one. Possibilities range from the MERS coronavirus in the Middle East and avian influenza in East Asia to mounting drug resistance that could unleash waves of deadly superbugs around the globe.
Frequent global travel has increased the real possibility of facing a pandemic of MERS in the US.
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