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What is Disease X? Why are top experts warning of a deadlier pandemic?
25/05/2023 10:24 PM | Click to read full article
Days after the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced that Covid-19 was no longer a global emergency, marking a symbolic end to the pandemic that claimed at least 7 million lives worldwide, experts fear that a new 'Disease X' might cause an even deadlier pandemic. According to the WHO, “Disease X represents the knowledge that a serious international epidemic could be caused by a pathogen currently unknown to cause human disease.” The term was coined in 2018.