5 May 2024

Will bird flu be the next pandemic?

From Sunday Morning, 8:10 am on 5 May 2024

With most of us hoping to put the COVID pandemic in the rear-view mirror, should we actually be preparing for the next one?

New Zealander Dr Richard Webby is a prominent infectious diseases researcher at St Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

29 April 2024, North Rhine-Westphalia, Hattingen: A helper shoos some swans and ducks into an enclosure during an animal disease exercise. In cooperation with other districts, the Ennepe-Ruhr district rehearses what to do in the event of an outbreak of bird flu. Photo: Christoph Reichwein/dpa (Photo by Christoph Reichwein / DPA / dpa Picture-Alliance via AFP)