Each of the three programmes focuses on a different way in which microbes are on the rise.  ‘Alien Invaders’ investigates cases, like the recent outbreak of West Nile Virus in New York, where diseases are on the march expanding into new territories.  ‘New Killers On The Block’ reveals how pathogens new to science pose a deadly threat to the modern world and ‘Bioterror’ examines the threat posed by biological weapons.

Outbreak combines gripping tales of detection, cutting-edge science and state-of-the-art computer graphics to chart the latest chapter in humanity’s war against its oldest enemy – infectious disease.