Watch Dr. Kamran Khan on BBC World News Horizons
Toronto, April 27, 2012
Dr. Kamran Khan
Tune into BBC World News (in Toronto, Rogers 37/194 or Bell 510) on May 5 and 6 to learn more about how the world is adapting to ever changing threats to public health and the pioneering technologies and response systems – such as Bio.Diaspora – working to predict and respond to worldwide outbreaks of disease and natural disasters.
UPDATE: The episode is now available online at BBC World News.
“If we look at pandemics, historically they’ve happened every 30 to 40 years but the question is ‘is that the same interval we’re going to see in the future?’ and I’m not sure that is the case now as there are a number of global forces converging. The world’s population is getting larger, our interactions with animals are changing and most new diseases, swine or bird flu and even HIV for example, come from animals. We also have climate change and a number of other factors so it may be that in the future, pandemics will be occurring more frequently than we’ve seen in the past,” said Dr. Khan.
Air times (ET):
May 4, 9:30 p.m.
May 5, 4:30 a.m.
May 6, 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.