Virus: Invisible Killers

Viruses have for years shaped our health and history, and, despite all the tools of modern medicine, they continue to kill millions of people every year. Influenza, smallpox, and Ebola are amongst the top three most deadly viruses to have plagued humankind, and each one of these lethal diseases has taken a devastatingly large toll on the human population.

Viruses have for years shaped our health and history, and, despite all the tools of modern medicine, they continue to kill millions of people every year. Believe it or not; Influenza, smallpox, and Ebola are amongst the top three most deadly viruses to have plagued humankind. Each one of these lethal diseases has taken a devastatingly large toll on the human population.

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Virus: Invisible Killers is a once-off series that will take viewers on a journey around the world to understand the biological and social impact they have on our global society, and the incredible work that is being done to combat them. The series will focus on smallpox which tells the story of perhaps the greatest accomplishment of medical science to date, the complete eradication of the worst disease known to humankind.

But, the threat remains as it is becoming one of the most feared bioterror threats facing mankind today. Catch Virus: Invisible Killers on Discovery Channel (DStv channel 121) from Sunday, 27 May at 20:00 to find out what threat this deadly disease still poses.