Real-life viruses are making Michael Crichton movies look even more boring than they already are.

But when these viruses undergo very specific genetic changes that occur as a result of everyday microbial evolution, we have a whole new ballgame…

via The Next Contagion – Closer Than You Think –

What can we do? The first obligation is informed awareness. Early reports arrive from afar, seeming exotic and peripheral, but don’t be fooled. One emergent virus, sooner or later, will be the Next Big One.

via The Next Pandemic Is Closer Than You Think –