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The diseases that changed humanity forever - Dan Kwartler

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Since humanity’s earliest days, we’ve been plagued by countless disease-causing pathogens. Invisible and persistent, these microorganisms and the illnesses they incur have killed more humans than anything else in history. But which disease has been the deadliest? Dan Kwartler digs into how human progress and innovation throughout history exposed us to surprising new maladies.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Dan Kwartler
  • Director BASA
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Storyboard Artist Daniela Espinosa
  • Animator Daniela Espinosa
  • Compositor Daniela Espinosa
  • Art Director Diego Huacuja, Daniela Espinosa
  • Music Igor Figueroa, Estudio Mono
  • Sound Designer Igor Figueroa, Estudio Mono
  • BASA Line Producer Melissa López Ley
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Producer Sazia Afrin
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Editorial Producer Dan Kwartler
  • Fact-Checker Charles Wallace

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