Virus hunter aims to predict & prevent pandemics

What if we could forecast outbreaks the same way we do hurricanes? Epidemiologist Nathan Wolfe ventures to the far-flung reaches of Africa, China and Asia to track how devastating diseases take hold in human populations and how they might be stopped before becoming widespread.

What if we could forecast outbreaks the same way we do hurricanes? Epidemiologist Nathan Wolfe ventures to the far-flung reaches of Africa, China and Asia to track how devastating diseases take hold in human populations and how they might be stopped before becoming widespread. Dr. Wolfe's most recent win? Helping to solve one of the long-standing medical mysteries surrounding malaria.

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