BBC Four unleashes a virtual flu pandemic across the UK. How quickly will it spread? How many could it kill? In the biggest science experiment of its kind, we recruit the nation to find out.
Contagion! The BBC Four Pandemic gives you the chance to get involved in an ambitious, ground-breaking science experiment that could save lives.
The most likely and immediate threat to our species is a global pandemic of highly infectious flu. Such a pandemic could be so serious that it currently tops the UK Government’s Risk Register.
Scientists from the University of Cambridge and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine are attempting to collect a gold standard data set that can be used to predict how the next pandemic flu would spread through this country - and what can be done to stop it. They need your help.
You can take part in the Contagion! The BBC Four Pandemic experiment simply by downloading the BBC Pandemic app onto your smartphone via App Store or Google Play from Wednesday 27th September 2017.
The app and results will be featured in a major documentary on BBC Four in 2018, to be presented by Dr Hannah Fry and Dr Javid Abdelmoneim.