How do pandemics spread?

In our increasingly globalised world, a single infected person can board a plane and spread a virus across continents. Guest Scientist Mark Honigsbaum describes the history of pandemics and how that knowledge can help halt future outbreaks

About our guest scientst

Mark is a journalist, author and medical historian. Specialising in the science and history of infectious disease who’s work appears in the Guardian, the Observer and the Lancet. You can find out more about Mark on his website, or contact him via twitter @honigsbaum.

This video was originally posted at Ted Education.