"KILLER OUTBREAKS" delves into the drama of our planet's most deadly diseases. In a world where global travel is the norm, the Earth's most devastating diseases are never more than a plane ride away. Killer pathogens constantly are evolving, increasing in strength and numbers. Every day, deadly diseases like West Nile, Monkey Pox and MRSA mutate at a rate that far outpaces modern medicine. Every one is vulnerable, but medical science is not without heroes. From small town doctors at community hospitals to top scientists at the Centers for Disease Control, the battle is being waged on all fronts. In a mortal battle against a ticking clock, doctors and specialists must work together to uncover the source of mysterious illnesses. Only then can they hope to combat these deadly pathogens, save lives and stop the devastation from becoming endemic. (Source: Animal Planet)
After a huge earthquake hits California, a deadly fever is spreading quickly, and it's likely caused by a fungus released by the earthquake. Then in another story, a horrendous bacterial outbreak forces one of the largest food recalls in U.S. history.