Scientists in race to protect humanity from future pandemics
How will we prevent future pandemics in a growing and increasingly mobile world? 60% of the pathogens we spread originate from animals, and as our cities expand, forcing animals to live amongst us could make outbreaks more likely. The SARS-like eruption in Wuhan, China is cause for concern but the biggest threat to our future will be flu, with its ability to adapt and hop between species. Writing in the Financial Times, Clive Cookson reports on the urgent work microbiologists across the world are facing.
From Financial Times