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Why we have virus outbreaks & how we can prevent them

http://www.ted.com SARS, avian flu, swine flu ... each virus outbreak raises the question: What can be done? A compelling answer from virus hunter Nathan Wolfe, who's outwitting the next pandemic by staying two steps ahead: discovering new, deadly viruses where they first emerge -- passing from animals to humans among poor subsistence hunters in Africa -- and stopping them before they claim millions of lives. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Featured speakers have included Al Gore on climate change,?Philippe Starck on design,?Jill Bolte Taylor on observing her own stroke,?Nicholas Negroponte on One Laptop per Child,?Jane Goodall on chimpanzees, and?"Lost" producer JJ Abrams on the allure of mystery.?TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Watch the Top 10 TEDTalks on TED.com, at?http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/top10
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