With deadly novel viruses happening more frequently and forever altering the world, researchers are racing to prevent the next global disaster. VIRUS HUNTERS reveals the raw and chilling stories of these heroic experts who are on the frontline leading the most critical scientific mission of a generation. The one-hour special features National Geographic fellow, epidemiologist and ecologist Christopher Golden and ABC News foreign correspondent James Longman as they embark on an epic worldwide journey to speak with the brave scientists that are connecting the dots on culture, disease and the environment to discover the patterns that cause global health crises. Searching for vital answers to urgent questions, together they meet with Dr. Kendra Phelps, a bat scientist; Dr. Jim Desmond, a wildlife veterinarian who specializes in emerging infectious diseases; wildlife biologist Jess Carstens; and research veterinary medical officer specializing in swine viral pathogens Dr. Amy Vincent, to uncover how the world can head off the next pandemic…before it’s too late.


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