With a pandemic ravaging countries throughout the world and laying waste to millions of livelihoods, now seems like an appropriate time to find out just what a virus really is. Where do they come from? How are they transmitted? How are they stopped? In this bookazine we will take an in-depth look at a range of viruses throughout history, from the Black Death of the 14th century to the current COVID-19 outbreak. We will also meet the scientists battling to decode the secrets of the most devastating viruses in a bid to find worldchanging cures.