Disease X: How This Deadly Virus Can Put The World Under Lockdown? 7 Points to Know
7 Major Facts to Know About The Mysterious Disease X
According to the WHO website, the term Disease X "represents the knowledge that a serious international epidemic could be caused by a pathogen currently unknown to cause human disease".
Medical health experts believe this deadly infection may either evolve in wild, domestic animals and then infected humans.
Since yellow fever-the first zoonotic virus was first identified in 1901. Experts say that the rising number of emerging viruses is largely the result of ecological destruction and wildlife trade.
According to them, Disease X was called an 'unknowable pathogen' in February 2018 and can has the potential to cause a future epidemic.
Scientists fear that this could be a symptom of a potentially new and fatal virus. The situation sparked fears amid speculations- What if she was the patient zero of 'Disease X'. It raised several questions about the deadly virus.
The term has led to deliberations across the world, with many experts claiming that the next Disease X will be zoonotic, like Ebola and Covid-19
As per WHO, the best time to prevent the next pandemic is now. It is important to prepare the world for the future pandemic situation that could actually trigger lockdown again
Professor Jean-Jacques Muyembe Tamfum said, "If a pathogen emerged from Africa it will take time to spread all over the world...