The IAEA’s new podcast, Nuclear Explained, reveals how nuclear is integrated into and benefits so many aspects of our daily lives. Complimenting a series of explanatory articles, the podcast’s monthly episodes will feature interviews with top experts from around the world.
Zoonotic diseases, including COVID-19, and their relationship to nuclear, take centre stage in the first episode, with guests:
· Samantha Letsholo, Principal Veterinary Officer and Head of Virology Section at Botswana National Veterinary Laboratory
· Thomas Mettenleiter, Co-Chair, One Health High-Level Expert Panel
· Gerrit Viljoen, Head of the Animal Production and Health Section of the Joint IAEA/FAO Programme for Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture
Two years into the pandemic, the episode dives into the One Health concept and the role of nuclear and related techniques, including PCR tests, in addressing zoonotic diseases.