World set for new disease worse than Ebola and SARS

World set for new disease worse than Ebola and SARS

World set for new disease worse than Ebola and SARS

The R&D Blueprint is a global strategy and preparedness plan that allows the rapid activation of R&D activities during epidemics. In fact, it's not actually "real" in the strict sense of the word - Disease X is a hypothetical virus.

During the recent meeting which was held in Geneva, the World Health Organization added Disease X into their Blueprint Disease list as the 9 decease that may cause a worldwide outbreak.

The review, which was released overnight, lists the disease alongside Zika, Ebola, SARS and Lassa fever as the viruses with the potential to cause a public health emergency.

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World Health Organization has discussed its report with experts and all concluded that there is an urgent need for accelerated research and development of drugs and vaccines to combat both predictable and unpredictable diseases.

"It may seem unusual to be adding an "X" but the point is to make sure we prepare and plan flexibly in terms of vaccines and diagnostic tests".

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As for where Disease X could come from, nobody knows for sure, but there a multitude of possible sources, including existing viruses that demonstrate new virulence and symptoms (such as Zika virus), engineered viruses escaped from laboratories or used as bioweapons, and zoonotic infections transferred from animals to humans. Ebola, salmonella, and HIV are believed to be zoonoses. "It is vital that we are aware and prepare".

This week's brazen use of nerve gas in Salisbury, UK, underlines just how far the 100-year taboo on the use of chemical and biological weapons has broken down. "It is probably the greatest risk", Mr. Rotingen adds.

More importantly, this list of diseases are ones to avoid. Primary care systems (local doctors and nurses) are key to safeguarding public health, as they're our best bet for detecting outbreaks of a new disease early on, and containing it before it spreads. The diseases on the WHO list pose a public health risk because of "their epidemic potential" as well as the "insufficient" countermeasures, according to the WHO. It's a so-called "known unknown" that the World Health Organization says we need to be prepared for, which is why the mystery malady is now on the agency's R&D Blueprint of priority diseases.

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