Meet The Virus Hunters: Before The Next Pandemic Strikes | Disease Hunters | Part 1/3
COVID-19 has brought attention back to deadly viruses. Meet hard-working scientists in Singapore and elsewhere racing to identify emerging pathogens, battle existing viruses and co-operate to find urgently-needed treatments and vaccines.
We follow a Thai expert on an expedition to find out if bats in her country carry the same virus as bats in China, thought to be the origins of the new coronavirus. Meanwhile, a Singapore bat expert is exploring the mysteries of why bats can carry so many viruses without getting sick.
In Cambodia we see new research into the viruses carried by rodents, birds and pigs that have the potential to cause the next human pandemic.
In the Philippines we meet the frontline healthcare workers trying to eradicate an old scourge – polio.
And in Iceland and Singapore, we see scientists studying and sharing the genomes of COVID-19 cases to help track the disease’s spread and develop vaccines to save lives.
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3D Animation: SARS-CoV-2 virus transmission leading to COVID-19
Thanks to the brilliant team at Helix Animation for this 3D animation outlining the most common ways of transmitting the coronavirus SARS=CoV-2 based on the latest relevant scientific research available (March 2020).
Please note that the knowledge of this infectious disease and its transmission, as well as on this novel coronavirus, is still incomplete and evolving. Facts may change over time as the outbreak is ongoing with the latest updates found at:
As typical for 3D visualizations, the overall virus representation is an artistic depiction, and the surface proteins density and distribution have been simplified, in order the entire audience to easily grasp the most prominent features of this virus.
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