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Discovery examines deadly viruses in “Invisible Killers”

Discovery is taking viewers around the world in an upcoming series to better understand the impact of deadly viruses. Three years in the making, Discovery’s three-part series Invisible Killers will show ...
February 22, 2018

Discovery is taking viewers around the world in an upcoming series to better understand the impact of deadly viruses.

Three years in the making, Discovery’s three-part series Invisible Killers will show audiences how viruses have shaped our health and history, their biological and social impact on global society, and what is being done to combat them.

Produced by The Documentary Group, the series looks at influenza, smallpox and Ebola — three of the most lethal viruses ever to hit mankind. Each virus has┬átaken a toll on human populations. Smallpox killed more people than all the wars in human history, while the flu spreads quickly around the world, and Ebola terrifies populations every time in emerges.

The series features interviews with officials from the CDC, World Health Organization, National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), and insights from experts at the United Nations along with homeland security officers and biosecurity experts.

Invisible Killers: Influenza premieres March 29 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery Channel and Science Channel. The next two episodes, Smallpox and Ebola continue on Science Channel at 9 p.m. ET/PT and 10 p.m. ET/PT, respectively.

Viewers will also be able to watch the entire three-part special on the Discovery GO and Science GO apps – free with their paid TV subscription.

 

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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