Emerging infectious diseases regularly occupy headlines, but it can be challenging to understand the true threat they pose. Mount Sinai Medical Center disease expert Daniel Caplivski explains which diseases are of concern and what is being done to monitor and prevent pandemics. Meanwhile, one health expert and veterinarian William Karesh tackles some commonly held misconceptions regarding zoonotic pathogens, emphasizing the widespread potential effects of outbreaks and the challenges of finding and monitoring new threats.

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