Wednesday, 19 Dec 2018

Scientists warn that a mysterious disease will killed all people in worldwide


IllustrationIllustration - The World Health Organization keeps a list of dangerous diseases which pose a serious threat to the epidemic.

During a high-level meeting of the world's best medical scientists, they add another high-risk list: "The terrible" X "disease.

The group based in Geneva meets annually to discuss what new potentially diseases, turning into a global pandemic.

They have admitted that they do not know what is the X Disease but their calculations warn of the perfect conditions for its emergence, as quoted from

WHO shows the increasing use of chemical warfare, both on the battlefield and in international espionage, and a series of deadly new diseases have been created through gene editing.

"Disease X represents the knowledge that a serious international epidemic could be caused by pathogens that are currently unknown causing human disease," the WHO said in a statement.

It's believe the world is not in a good position to respond to such surprises.

"History says that the possibility of the next major outbreak will be something we have never seen before", WHO science adviser John-Arne Rottingen told the Telegraph.

The WHO is concerned that a new international public health crisis could come from all directions. The flu viruses continue to mutate quickly and new exotic pathogens continue to jump to humans from animals.

"The disease poses a major public health risk, and further research and development is needed, including surveillance and diagnostics," he said.

But the recent explosion in gene editing technology - like CRISPR - has happened at a bad time.

After earlier North Korea accused of using nerve agents to kill their leader's brother, Kim Jong-un, Russia is also accused of using radioactive material to kill ex-spy in Britain in 2006.

Syria - having promised to surrender all chemical weapons a few years ago - was once again accused of releasing poisonous substances against its own inhabitants in the towns and suburbs under the control of the rebel forces.

WHO shows that synthetic disease will not have natural immunity in the world population. No one has ever been exposed before. So their immune system has not found a weak spot in such a disease.

This means a deliberate outbreak is likely to spread rapidly, with a high mortality rate.

And the more easily the genetic material can be made, making it possible for a 'naughty' researcher to make biological weapons much more likely.

Despite the increasing threat of epidemic produced, WHO still believes that the possibility of epidemics around the world will then come from nature. It highlights that the increasing density of the human population makes it easier to spread communicable diseases.

It also brings more people associated with the larger variety of animals, plants and soil as cities and towns spread.

Disease X is expected to make HIV transfers from monkeys to humans, SARS may have moved from bat to cat before attacking human populations and ZIKA carried by mosquitoes.

"The intensity of animal and human contact becomes much greater as the world develops," said WHO scientific advisor Professor Marion Koopmans.

WHO hopes that officially appointing "X Disease" as the next unidentified pandemic will help spur researchers around the world to prepare for a quick response to a shocking outbreak.



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