Horizon

Season 43 Episode 19

Pandemic

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Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Nov 07, 2006 on BBC Two
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Pandemic
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Horizon explores what could happen if a flu pandemic hits. A simple virus that started in the belly of a dead bird is set to embark on a global killing spree. H5N1 - a bird flu virus with the potential to become humanized and mutate into the next pandemic flu virus. The last flu pandemic in 1918 killed an estimated 50 million people worldwide. A virus today can spread much easier, much faster and there are estimates that hundreds of millions could be infected and potentially die.moreless

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