Disease X: WHO director urges pandemic treaty against

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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), said that countries should be prepared in the event of a new outbreak of Disease X, according to Fox News.

The President of the United Nations has called on countries to sign a pandemic treaty at the World Economic Forum in Davos, which can help them prepare for the arrival of the deadly disease in the near future. 

There are 20 times more deaths expected from this new disease, according to him.

As a result of COVID-19, seven million people around the world have died around the world, and health officials at this meeting have warned of an even more deadly pandemic that could kill 50 million people worldwide.

According to healthcare experts, if countries begin research on the problems associated with Disease X and implement preemptive measures before the outbreak of a known disease occurs, they may save lives and reduce costs.

There has already begun to be taken measures by the WHO to prepare for a second outbreak of the disease, said Tedros. 

In addition, a pandemic fund is being established in South Africa, as well as a technology transfer center that will enable the local production of vaccines and ease the issue of vaccination inequity between countries with high and low incomes.

How does Disease X affect the body?

Generally, the term ‘Disease X’ does not refer to a specific disease, but rather the name of a potential virus which is similar to COVID-19 in the devastation it causes.

This is the name of a disease that is unknown to us at the moment, but which has the potential to pose a serious threat to people across the globe in the future.

As part of WHO’s 2018 research priorities, Disease X was included on the list of top-priority diseases.

As a result, we need to be educated and prepared before another virus outbreak occurs in order to avoid the same difficulties we had to deal with during the COVID-19 outbreak.

That news provided b timenews.

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