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WHO ranks world’s worst pathogens prone to sparking pandemics


The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday that it’s developing a latest priority list of pathogens with the potential to spark global pandemics or outbreaks.

It hopes the brand new list will speed up research on the threats posed by these diseases before they emerge as outbreaks in humans and will help shorten the timeline for developing secure, preventive medical countermeasures equivalent to diagnostics, treatments and vaccines.

The worldwide health agency said it’s convening greater than 300 scientists as a part of the hassle to contemplate evidence of over 25 virus families and bacteria.

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