What ants can teach us about epidemics

Today is International Day of Epidemic Preparedness

Stars Insider

27/12/21 | StarsInsider

HEALTH Insects

Ants rule the world. Well, not literally, but they do monopolize a large percentage of Earth's terrestrial animal biomass. Ants are social animals, just like us. They live in large colonies and in small, enclosed spaces. So what happens when a pathogen makes its way to an ant colony? It looks like ants know a thing or two about disease prevention and control, and perhaps there's something we can learn from them.

Browse through the following gallery and find out what ants can teach us about epidemics.


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