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  • Body lice show

    Body lice

    Mike tries to avoid catching body lice by washing his clothes by the Ganges.

    (03:09)
  • The Ganges at Varanasi show

    The Ganges at Varanasi

    The sacred waterway is used as a swimming pool, laundry, bathroom and rubbish tip. It's so heavily polluted at Varanasi that...

    (03:12)
  • Sacred cows and macaque monkeys show

    Sacred cows and macaque monkeys

    Cows may be sacred in India but they are responsible for spreading the single most deadly infectious disease known to...

    (03:13)
  • Worms and rabies show

    Worms and rabies

    Dr Mike Leahy can't stress enough, the importance of washing fruit and vegetables if you want to avoid unsavoury diseases such...

    (03:10)
  • Scabies show

    Scabies

    Mike gets under the skin of scabies in Mumbai, one of the largest cities on the planet.

    (03:11)
  • The deadly Malayan krait show

    The deadly Malayan krait

    On a piece of parkland, very close to Hanoi, Mike's on the hunt for the Malayan krait. This snake's venom is ten times more...

    (03:11)
  • Rats and killer fleas show

    Rats and killer fleas

    Mike buys a rat trap in Metal Street to catch a rat to catch a flea, the source of a deadly disease thought to be in the past....

    (03:10)
  • Parasites and leeches show

    Parasites and leeches

    Mike goes in search of a nasty tummy bug in the Vietnamese countryside but gets more than he bargained for, when he meets a...

    (03:12)
  • Assassins and chagas show

    Assassins and chagas

    Mike gets bitten by the bug under the palm trees of the Amazon. The assassin bug spreads chagas disease which is responsible...

    (03:13)
  • The legendary piranha show

    The legendary piranha

    Using himself as bait, Mike finds out how much piranha are attracted to human flesh.

    (03:10)
  • Deadly caterpillars and Manaus show

    Deadly caterpillars and Manaus

    Deadly caterpillars leave a lasting impression on Mike Leahy as he heads towards Manaus and one of the most incredible natural...

    (03:10)
  • Mosquitoes, dengue and favellas show

    Mosquitoes, dengue and favellas

    After warning us that Rio has a hidden killer, the dengue virus, carried by mosquitoes. Mike takes one of the city's more...

    (03:09)
  • The fire ant show

    The fire ant

    Enter a world of pain with Dr Mike Leahy as he takes his encounter with the Brazilian fire ant to the limit.

    (03:10)
  • Mengele Twin Mystery show

    Mengele Twin Mystery

    See scientists uncover the facts behind the bizarre remote Brazilian town full of twins.

    (00:52)
  • The (dead) Elephant In The Room show

    The (dead) Elephant In The Room

    When faced with five tons of a dead elephant, what are the options for disposing of the body?

    (01:25)
  • Jawsbreaker show

    Jawsbreaker

    Although you are more likely to be hit by lightning than attacked by Jaws… is it possible to scare off a shark?

    (01:40)
  • Return To Sender show

    Return To Sender

    What makes a boomerang return to the person who threw it?

    (01:29)
  • Thunder Bolts and Lightning show

    Thunder Bolts and Lightning

    If there is no smoke without fire, can there be lightning without thunder?

    (01:42)
  • Fired Up show

    Fired Up

    What goes up must come down… so is it possible to be killed by a bullet shot straight up into the air?

    (01:50)
  • A Comet Tale show

    A Comet Tale

    What would happe if the Earth were to pass through the tail of a comet?

    (01:35)