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24 episodes in this series

Episode 1 The Dynamic World of Infectious Disease
Dive into the fascinating stories behind three notorious diseases: bubonic plague, malaria, and polio. See how scientists of the time were able to discover the causes of these diseases and…
Episode 2 Bacteria: Heroes and Villains
Start your study of the basic elements of germ theory with bacteria. Once you've inspected the anatomy of a bacterium cell and its function, explore how bacteria can cause disease…
Episode 3 Viruses: Hijackers of Your Body’s Cells
Zoom in to see a particle 100 times smaller than bacteria: the virus, which can replicate inside living cells. Follow the life cycle of a virus as you see what…
Episode 4 Moldy Menaces and Fungal Diseases
Although fungal diseases usually don't involve humans, they can indirectly affect us, and they have played a major role in human history. Investigate diverse infections that can be acquired when…
Episode 5 Milestones in Infectious Disease History
Where would we be without the scientists that brought to life the inventions and discoveries that are the foundations of modern medicine? In this lecture, meet some of the people…
Episode 6 Antibiotics: A Modern Miracle Lost?
Trace the history of antibiotic development and explore how the eight classes of antibiotics attack bacterial infections. Gain an introduction to the increasingly important concern of antibiotic resistance, and learn…
Episode 7 Which Germs in Your Daily Life Matter?
Microbes are all around us--the question is "What do we have to worry about?" From airplanes to restaurants, hotel rooms to your master bathroom, learn how you can protect yourself…
Episode 8 Six Decades of Infectious Disease Challenges
Track the history of infectious diseases decade by decade: the easily cured childhood illnesses of the 50s, the diseases spread by risky behaviors in the 60s, and the outbreak of…
Episode 9 Vaccines Save Lives
From routine childhood vaccinations to the experimental vaccines given to Ebola patients in Africa and the United States, vaccines have a powerful effect on public health. Learn the facts about…
Episode 10 The Immune System: Our Great Protector
Take a closer look at the intricate components of your body that try to protect you from dangerous infectious diseases. Then, explore immunosenescence--the changes in your immune system as you…
Episode 11 Zoonosis: Germs Leap from Animals to Humans
Seventy percent of infectious diseases originate from wildlife. Why are new diseases--such as bird flu and swine flu--so prevalent, and how are these exotic diseases being transmitted from animals to…
Episode 12 Tick-Borne Diseases: A Public Health Menace
These small ectoparasites have emerged in force and have created a new public health crisis. Discover why tick-borne diseases are so easy to contract but difficult to diagnose, and get…
Episode 13 Food-Borne Illness: What’s Your Gut Feeling?
From traveler's diarrhea to food poisoning, explore a myriad of illnesses that can enter the body through the food you eat. Gain an awareness of a severe bacterial infection that…
Episode 14 Respiratory and Brain Infections
Turn now to severe respiratory and central nervous system illnesses that may have deadly consequences. Zoom in to the cellular level to see how complicated these infections can be, and…
Episode 15 Flesh-Eating Bacteria and Blood Poisoning
Continue your study of the body with infections that affect the skin and bloodstream, including the powerful sepsis infection, which is responsible for 10% of deaths in the United States.…
Episode 16 STDs and Other Infections below the Belt
Begin this lecture with a fascinating story of a twist of fate in 1951 that turned out to be one of the most important developments in medical history. Then, study…
Episode 17 Stay Out of the Hospital!
Go behind the scenes at a hospital, and unveil the truth: what is perceived as a pristine and sterile environment is really bustling with all kinds of germs. Discover why…
Episode 18 The Nemesis of Mankind: HIV and AIDS
More than three decades after the first cases of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) were reported, the global health community is still dealing with a pandemic of 33 million infected people,…
Episode 19 Malaria and Tuberculosis: Global Killers
In spite of a multitude of global efforts to decrease their mortality rates, these two ancient diseases are still the deadliest in the world. Go beyond vaccines and mosquito netting…
Episode 20 Global Travel, War, and Natural Disasters
Witness the toll infectious diseases take on populations during times of war and natural disasters, using examples from Napoleon's armies to modern-day Syria. Then, learn why your personal physician isn't…
Episode 21 Influenza: Past and Future Threat
Despite being a common disease, the flu is responsible for some of the deadliest pandemics of all time. Explore two important biological aspects of influenza--antigenic drift and antigenic shift--to understand…
Episode 22 Bioterrorism: How Worried Should We Be?
Explore the three scenarios that pose the greatest threats in a bioterrorism attack: an airborne agent like anthrax, a smallpox attack, and a release of botulinum toxin in cold drinks.…
Episode 23 Emerging and Reemerging Diseases
The outbreak of Ebola in 2014 in West Africa became an international crisis in a matter of weeks--even traveling across the ocean to the United States. Explore deadly emerging and…
Episode 24 Outbreak! Contagion! The Next Pandemic!
Using your newly acquired infectious disease knowledge, look into the future and discern what the next pandemic might be--one that would reach all continents quickly, be difficult to treat, be…

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