Infected - The Snake With Many Tails
In this episode we follow infectious disease specialist Erika Vlieghe, internist Johan van Griensven and virologist Kevin Ariën. They continued their research despite the waning attention. Learning a lesson from the devastating 2014 outbreak, Johan and Kevin founded the Outbreak Research Team, which immediately responded to the 2018 Ebola outbreak. Erika used the limited resources she had available to her to develop small-scale scenarios and exercises to help us cope should an outbreak occur in Belgium. And then the Covid-19 pandemic struck and we all experienced first-hand how unprepared we still were for such a crisis.
Infected - The world is a village
In this episode, the downside of globalisation and the consequences of global warming are brought home to us by the tiger mosquito. Until recently this exotic species only lived in the tropics, but now it can also be found in Europe. Throughout history, mosquitoes have been the major spreader of deadly diseases, such as Zika and dengue. The damage mosquitoes can cause is incalculable.