Every winter, millions of us around the world come down with colds, flu and stomach problems caused by viruses.
So why does winter make so many sick? And what can we do to protect ourselves against these normally routine illnesses that have the potential to turn lethal and cost the economy billions of pounds every year?
In this documentary Alice Roberts and Dr Michael Mosley report from a pop up studio close many of London’s leading hospitals and medical research institutions on the latest virus outbreaks. With the help of leading virologists, they will be finding out what viruses do to our bodies, explaining what viruses are, examining how they spread and advising what we can do to stay fit and healthy for the rest of the winter.