World Health Organization predicted the death of millions of people from an unknown infection
Specialists of the World Health Organization (WHO) warned that there is a high probability of a new global epidemic (pandemic) caused by an unidentified infection called "X-disease". This is written by the Science Alert.
The researchers compiled a list of diseases that can cover all of humanity. It included viral haemorrhagic fever Lassa, which spread in Nigeria, and Ebola, which killed more than 11 thousand lives in 2014-2015. In addition, scientists consider extremely dangerous such infections as Marburg fever, Crimean-Congo fever, Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome, severe acute respiratory syndrome and Zick's disease.
Doctors are also listed "X-disease" because they believe that a pandemic may be caused by an unknown disease, which will be as lethal as the Spanish flu of the beginning of the last century. Scientists plan to prepare in advance measures to combat a dangerous infection in order to quickly respond to any potential threat.
"The Spanish flu" - a massive epidemic of influenza in 1918-1919. According to scientists, the virus was infected with 550 million people, killing 50-100 million.