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Mysterious ‘Disease X’ epidemic could kill millions, warn WHO and researchers

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.

Disease X

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.

New Ebola epidemic kills 23 in Congo

Kinshasa – The new Ebola virus epidemic is once again on a rampage in the African nation of Congo, killing 23 people. The Ebola epidemic was detected in the Mbandaka city, which is a transport hub in Congo. It is due to its position that WHO has issued a warning that this epidemic can have disastrous effects. The Ebola epidemics in Africa between 2014 and 2016 have already claimed more than 11,000 lives.

The current epidemic in Congo was detected last week and is said to have spread to three different parts of the country. More than 40 people have contracted the disease and more that 4000 are being tested. The WHO informed that the vaccine for Ebola has already been despatched to Congo to counter the epidemic. This is the ninth Ebola epidemic in Congo since the 70’s.