This Wednesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that “the next Disease X It could appear at any moment and the world needs to be better prepared ”.
“The appearance of new viruses with the potential to trigger epidemics and pandemics is a natural fact, and although SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) is the last virus of this type, it will not be the last,” said the director of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
The Truth News informs that, faced with the threat of new viruses, the WHO introduced the team of scientists who will investigate the origins of new pathogens. They are 26 members and are integrated in a variety of areas.
Scientists to investigate new pathogens: WHO
These areas correspond to: Epidemiology, Animal Health, Ecology, Clinical Medicine, Virology, Genomics, Molecular Epidemiology, Molecular Biology, Biology, Food Safety, Biosafety and Public Health.
“The 26 experts were selected from more than 700 people who applied, and were chosen for their world-class expertise and experience in a variety of disciplines, as well as their geographic and gender diversity,” Tedros reported.
In its role as advisory body to the Health Organization, SAGO will have the following functions: Advise WHO on the development of a global framework to define and guide studies on the origins of emerging and re-emerging pathogens with epidemic potential and pandemic.
Regarding the context of the origins of COVID-19: Provide the WHO Secretariat with an independent evaluation of all available scientific and technical findings from global studies on the origins of SARS-CoV-2.
What is “Disease X”?
It should be remembered that “Disease X” is a term that the World Health Organization (WHO) began to use since 2018. This concept was incorporated at the bottom of a list of diseases of the organization, after its Efforts should focus on them because they had the potential to lead to a serious epidemic.
Bernadette Murgue, in charge of the Blueprint Research and Development project at the WHO, he emphatically said in March 2018 that there is no outside in the world a malaise called “Disease X”, But it is a reminder of what they must take into account to prevent it from happening.