Geneva / Washington – A bacteria or virus that is currently unknown could cause a pandemic of a dreadful disease, wreaking havoc all over the world. The World Health Organisation (WHO) and some of the leading researchers have warned that such a pandemic could claim millions of lives. WHO has classified this unknown disease as ‘Disease X’ and has warned that it was possible to create such a virus using ‘biological mutation’. Last month, Bill Gates, chief of ‘Microsoft’, had warned that a pandemic of a dreadful disease could claim more than 30 million lives in six months.
The WHO had published ‘The Blueprint of Priority Diseases’ during its meeting in March. This included a list of the types of diseases that could potentially cause major disasters at the global level. The list included ‘Disease X’ along with Zika, Sars, Ebola and Lassa fever. Warning further about Disease X, it was said that the causative organism of this disease is still unknown but it could lead to a dreadful pandemic which could be highly destructive at the global level.
Based on the warning issued by the WHO, the ‘Johns Hopkins University’ in the United States prepared a fresh report with the help of 120 scientists and researchers from all over the world. The report titled, ‘The Characteristics of Pandemic Pathogens,’ claims that this unknown pandemic could be airborne, entering the body through the respiratory system. Senior researcher Dr. Amesh Adalja said that the report was based on data from previous pandemics in the world, the constituents used in biological warfare as well as the currently prevalent diseases.
This virus spreading through the respiratory system will have the capacity to mutate rapidly, leaving the medical experts and researchers with no time or opportunity to find a cure for it, warned Dr.Adalja. The report also warns that the diseases spreading through the respiratory system could lead to major changes in human society.
Last month, Bill Gates had issued a terrifying warning at a discussion forum. ‘There is a pandemic waiting to hit the world. Looking at the history, this pandemic can hit anytime during the next decade and we have not prepared ourselves to face it,’ warned Gates. Experts claim that Gates was referring to the dreaded possibility of a biological war. This exponentially increases the gravity of any news coming forth in this context.