Summary:3. An ancient disease has reached epidemic proportions in Los Angeles today. Measles is raging through the Hispanic population which is largely not immunised. They have travelled from poverty-stricken countries in Latin America for a better life, yet many of them are starting their new lives sick... Filmed in the UK, Australia, Iceland, Hawaii and the USA, this episode explores the interaction between our immune system and history. It redraws the map of the world according to the disease-history of humanity and helps explain why Africa is still black, Jamaica has become black whilst Australia and the USA are predominantly European.
Description:A FOUR PART SERIES LOOKING AT THE HISTORY OF DISEASE AND ITS IMPACT ON CIVILISATION.