What is Pandemic: How To Prevent An Outbreak about and how can you watch it on Netflix?

23 March 2020, 16:48 | Updated: 1 April 2020, 08:56

Pandemic is a six-part docuseries on Netflix
Pandemic is a six-part docuseries on Netflix. Picture: Netflix

Everything you need to know about Netflix series Pandemic: How To Prevent An Outbreak.

Pandemic: How To Prevent An Outbreak is a docu-series looking at how prepared the world is to deal with a deadly virus outbreak.

The series dropped on 22 January 2020 - coincidentally, weeks before coronavirus was declared a pandemic.

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This has meant that the series has grown rapidly in popularity on the streaming service - although it does not address coronavirus and was filmed before the outbreak.

Pandemic was filmed in 2019
Pandemic was filmed in 2019. Picture: Netflix

What is Pandemic: How To Prevent An Outbreak about?

The series - filmed in 2019 across the USA and the world - looks back at a deadly flu pandemic in the early 20th century, which killed 50 - 100 million people across the world.

Its synopsis reads: “In this docuseries, meet the heroes on the front lines of the battle against influenza and learn about their efforts to stop the next global outbreak.”

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The first episode starts with Dennis Carroll, director of the Emerging Threats Unit of the U.S. Agency for International Development, standing by a mass grave of victims of the 1918 flu pandemic.

Pandemic is available to stream now on Netflix
Pandemic is available to stream now on Netflix. Picture: Netflix

He says: “This grave site is a reminder of the devastation a flu pandemic can wreak.

“This kind of carnage is not relegated to history. When we talk about another flu pandemic happening, it’s not a matter of if, but when.”

The series features a number of experts exploring the world's ability to deal with an outbreak.

Pandemic: How to Prevent an Outbreak is now available to stream on Netflix

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