World Health Organization warns of next epidemic before Covid fears subside. The warning is that an epidemic more dangerous than Covid may subdue the world.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has named the highly contagious disease as ‘disease X’.
The first suspected patient was found in Ingende in the African country of Congo. He was treated for high fever and bleeding. He is under surveillance.
Professor Jean-Jacques Muembe Thump, who first discovered the Ebola virus in 1976, warned that the disease could be devastating. He added that tropical rainforests in Africa could be a source of many deadly viruses. The disease is transmitted to humans from animals.
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that the disease can spread at a rate similar to that of the corona virus, with a mortality rate of 50-90 percent.
The group warned that deforestation, animal habitat destruction and wildlife trade could lead to the spread of similar diseases.