WHO is trying to identify pathogens that could cause a new pandemic

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 WHO is trying to identify pathogens that could cause a new pandemic

The World Health Organization is developing a new list of priority pathogens that could cause pandemics or outbreaks and should be closely monitored.

Reported by AFP.
< br /> WHO says the goal is to update the list used to guide global research and development. As part of this process, WHO is convening more than 300 scientists to review data on more than 25 families of viruses and bacteria.

So-called “Disease X” will also be reviewed. is an unknown pathogen that could cause a serious international epidemic.

A revised list is expected to be published before April 2023.

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