|aFilm by Carlos Fernández ; edited by Uschi Sixt-Rössler.
|a“We thought we’d beaten them.” Until just a few years ago even the experts believed they had won the battle against infectious diseases. But now diseases which were long thought to have been eliminated are coming back. Inadequate protection through vaccination and increasingly resistant pathogens are to blame for around twenty million deaths a year worldwide. Return of the Epidemic Diseases is an absorbing seven-part account of the best-known infectious diseases – a fascinating journey to the microcosm of viruses and bacteria.