COVID-19 has been one of the worst pandemics ever but it is not the only pandemic Australians have faced.

According to Emeritus Professor Peter Curson, there have been 22 pandemics that Australia have lived through, and Australians should be prepared for me, as infectious diseases will always look for new ways to mutate and spread.

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Produced By: Roderick Chambers, and Andrew Herlinger

Featured In Story: Emeritus Professor Peter Curson, Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences, Macquarie University

First aired on The Wire, Friday 12 August 2022