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Motherboard’s New Series ‘Symptomatic’ Follows Disease Hunters Around the Globe

This three-part documentary series shows how our battle with pathogens is getting more complex.

For as long as humans have existed, we've have had a complicated and deadly relationship with disease and contagion. But our battle with pathogens is only beginning, and in fact it's getting more and more complicated. With the advent of better transportation, exponentially increasing urbanization, unequal development, and rapidly evolving microbes and viruses, our largest, and perhaps most deadly, epidemics are still to come.

In our three-part documentary series Symptomatic, Motherboard dives into the world of disease prevention and containment. From scientists working around the clock to curb the spread of the Zika virus, to the people hunting the oceans for new life-saving antibiotics, to those working in high-risk facilities to keep deadly livestock diseases out of the US, we meet the people responsible for keeping us safe from the next catastrophic outbreak.