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UK health experts sounds an alarm for ‘Disease X’, which could kill more than 50 million people worldwide

UK Healthcare experts sounds an alarm for Disease X can cause another pandemic deadlier than Covid-19, which could be at least 20 times more deadly than COVID-19. According to experts, Disease X could cause up to 50 million deaths worldwide.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
Updated Date

Disease X: As the entire world witnessed the dire days of the COVID-19 pandemic with over 20 million deaths, health experts have now indicated that another deadly virus could take the lives of over 50 million people. The threat of Corona epidemic has persisted globally for more than three years. Health experts have alerted about new variants in many countries including UK-US.

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The infectivity rate of these variants is high, and due to the additional mutations, there is a risk of infection even in those who have been vaccinated or who have developed immunity in the body after previous infection. The risk of Corona still continues, meanwhile health experts have alerted people about a new epidemic.

According to the Daily Mail report, health experts around the world have warned that after Covid-19, there may be a risk of another new epidemic, about which everyone needs to be alert from now on. Not only this, health experts have warned that due to this new epidemic, more than 50 million (five crore) people can get affected, this can definitely be a big health risk.

Giving information about this virus, WHO chief Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, ‘There is a great possibility of this epidemic coming.’ The sound of this new disaster can be understood from the fact that about 25 lakh people in the world had lost their lives due to the Covid epidemic. According to WHO, 5 crore people may die worldwide due to Disease X. Tedros said that we should be prepared to face it.

About Disease X
Disease X is not a disease, it is a word. This term is used to describe a disease that is caused by human infection and is currently unknown. WHO used this term for the first time in 2018 when it launched a global scientific process to update the list of priority pathogens—agents that can cause outbreaks or pandemics—to guide global investment, research and development (R&D), especially in vaccines, tests and treatments. Disease At present scientists do not have any information related to this.

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In simple words, earlier Corona virus was also Disease X. The term Disease X was used before Corona arrived in 2018. Later it was replaced by Covid-19. Now again there is a fear that some major disease may occur. When a pandemic becomes known, it will be replaced with Disease X. Everyone should keep trying to increase their immunity, this will be the only way to protect you from infectious diseases and the risks caused by them.

British scientists have started making vaccines to fight Disease X even before its arrival. This vaccine is being developed by a team of more than 300 scientists at the high-security Porton Down laboratory in Wiltshire. For this, 25 types of viruses have been studied. The focus of scientists is on viruses found in animals. Meaning those viruses which can spread from animals to humans. This is because due to climate change many animals and creatures are coming to live in residential areas.

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