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The Deadliest Virus On Earth
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Go ‘beyond the nutshell’ at brilliant.org/nutshell by diving deeper into these topics and more with 20% off an annual subscription! This video was sponsored by Brilliant. Thanks a lot for the support! Sources & further reading: sites.google.com/view/sources-rabies/ In the 1970s thousands of Chickenheads rained from the sky in Europe, making foxes and other wildlife confused and very happy. Why? They were filled with a vaccine to fight the deadliest virus known to humanity – since the 1930s a rabies epidemic had been sweeping across wildlife populations in Europe and humans wanted to finally get rid of the virus once and for all. Rabies is named after Lyssa, the ancient Greek spirit of mad rage, and has been haunting us for at least 4000 years. It can turn animals into angry beasts and humans into zombies that fear water. But what makes Lyssa fascinating is not just how bizarre and deadly its infection is, but also how incredibly good it is at avoiding our defenses. OUR CHANNELS ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ German: kgs.link/youtubeDE Spanish: kgs.link/youtubeES French: kgs.link/youtubeFR Portuguese: kgs.link/youtubePT Arabic: kgs.link/youtubeAR Hindi: kgs.link/youtubeHI Japanese: kgs.link/youtubeJA Korean: kgs.link/youtubeKO HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT US? ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ This is how we make our living and it would be a pleasure if you support us! Get Merch designed with ❤ shop-us.kurzgesagt.org Join the Patreon Bird Army 🐧 kgs.link/patreon DISCUSSIONS & SOCIAL MEDIA ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ Reddit: kgs.link/reddit Instagram: kgs.link/instagram Twitter: kgs.link/twitter Facebook: kgs.link/facebook Discord: kgs.link/discord Newsletter: kgs.link/newsletter OUR VOICE ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ The Kurzgesagt voice is from Steve Taylor: kgs.link/youtube-voice OUR MUSIC ♬♪ ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ 700+ minutes of Kurzgesagt Soundtracks by Epic Mountain: Spotify: kgs.link/music-spotify Soundcloud: kgs.link/music-soundcloud Bandcamp: kgs.link/music-bandcamp Youtube: kgs.link/music-youtube Facebook: kgs.link/music-facebook The Soundtrack of this video: Soundcloud: bit.ly/3ow2Rma Bandcamp: bit.ly/3b88SCb If you want to help us caption this video, please send subtitles to subtitle@kurzgesagt.org You can find info on what subtitle files work on YouTube here: support.google.com/youtube/answer/2734698?hl=en-GB&ref_topic=7296214 Thank you! 🐦🐧🐤 PATREON BIRD ARMY 🐤🐧🐦 ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ Many Thanks to our wonderful Patreons (from kgs.link/patreon) who support us every month and made this video possible: Daniel Schilling, Jacob, Eui-seong Kim, Lucas Pastorfield-Li, Bryan Cain, Tommy Etkin, Matko Stokov, Wilson, Tsuseki, Hany Abdulsamad, Scentynelle, N. Sims, Thomas Roa, Jen M, John Roberts (Seth Vilo), Kourosh, Matyáš Bureš, Midnight Rain, Sineenuch Wongsomboon, CorralPeltzer, Yamigishi, Quinn Cone, Jan Strohbeck, Sam Bloomquist, Ryan Morgan, Ryan Grady, benjamin jedrocha, Void, Wolfee__, Matthew Slatosky, Jeudy Portuguez, Kai Smash Universe, FrankieSalamander, Nobutoshi Kakuho, Edgar Hernández, Daniel Barbier, Platinum24, Clement Pont, Derek Campbell, GeneSequence, Luca Rahmann, Mohammad Alamleh, veggiepug, Roger Thiede, Tarventar, Z. Angel, Geoff Stuart, kirby, Anatolii Bohatyrenko, jebus, Rocío Sierra, Jake the Human, Tanner Lorz, Drew Gingerich, Max, Dan Scott, M 3, Blue [stealthboy], Luc Bednarek, TL , Virginia Toepfer



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