DISCOVERY SOUNDS THE ALARM ON THE RISK FOR THE NEXT
WORLDWIDE PANDEMIC WITH THE GLOBAL PREMIERE OF MOSQUITO
THURSDAY 6 JULY AT 9:30PM AEST / 9:25PM NZ
Featuring interviews with leaders in the global health community, including a rare documentary one-one with Bill Gates, and narrated by Oscar® nominated Jeremy Renner
Mosquitos are the single greatest agent of death in modern human history, killing more than 750,000 people a year, many of whom are children.
Today, rapid environmental shifts including climate change and the ease of international travel have increased the threat mosquitos pose by hastening their spread around the globe. These changes are bringing diseases like Zika, dengue, and yellow fever to unprepared parts of the world, from Brazil to Florida to New York, putting millions of new lives at risk.
Shot on four continents and featuring insights from some of the world’s leading experts – including Tom Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, leaders from the World Health Organisation, along with Bill Gates – Mosquito gives a unique insight into this growing global pandemic.
Now & Next
This eye-opening documentary is a call to action for the enormous international efforts required to stop the spread of diseases by this insidious insect across the globe.
Examining the unique biology of the mosquito, this all new special reveals the mosquito’s uncanny ability to adapt to and overcome efforts to control it – presenting new and potentially controversial methods of eliminating the danger they pose.
Mosquito premieres under the Discovery Impact banner, a series of trailblazing documentaries focusing on humankind’s impact on the environment, and what individuals and communities can do to solve global problems. Watch with the world as it screens on Discovery Channel and Discovery networks in 220 international markets, Thursday 6 July at 9.30pm AEST / 9:25pm NZ.
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