Patient Zero

12/17/2012 12:00 AM

From Radiolab.org.

The greatest mysteries have a shadowy figure at the center—someone who sets things in motion and holds the key to how the story unfolds. In epidemiology, this central character is known as Patient Zero—the case at the heart of an outbreak. In this podcast, Radiolab hunts for Patient Zeroes from all over the map. Topics include Typhoid Mary and AIDS.




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