Netflix release series about how to stop outbreak as deadly coronavirus spreads

Netflix has eerily released a new series – Pandemic: How to Prevent an Outbreak – just as the coronavirus has started to spread from China across the world.

The docu-series introduces viewers to people on the frontline of the fight against influenza, giving them information about the efforts in place to stop the next big global outbreak.

And while it would surely be an interesting watch at any time, its release during an outbreak of a deadly strain of the coronavirus has got viewers talking.

The recent outbreak of the coronavirus started in China, with more than 80 people being killed by the new strain, with many more diagnosed.

But it seems anyone who's worried should give the new Netflix series a watch to try and get ahead of the game and avoid catching the virus.

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The series' six episodes explain how flu spread across the world and, in turn, killed millions of people.

It also goes into vaccines and the current anti-vax trend that is preventing herd immunity, as well as how cures for viruses are created.

Worryingly, the series says that the world should be prepared for the next pandemic, saying it's more of a "when" rather than "if" situation.

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And it seems they were right, with the outbreak in China spreading to nearby Thailand, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.

The coronavirus has also spread further afield, with cases diagnosed in the US, Australia, Canada and – not boding well for the UK – France.

The latest strand broke out in Wuhan in the Chinese province of Hubei.

As a precaution, in Shanghai the government has stopped businesses going back to work until February 10.

Pandemic: How to Prevent an Outbreak is available to stream on Netflix

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