Earlier this year the World Health Organization (WHO) announced it was sufficiently concerned about what was lurking in the wild to include something called ‘Disease X’ in its global strategy plan, representing an as yet undiscovered pathogen with the potential to spark a pandemic.
Warnings tell us the next global pandemic is a case of not ‘if’, but ‘when’. So, hypothetically, how is the world preparing itself?
IMED 2018 will once again bring leading scientists, clinicians and policy makers to Vienna to present new knowledge and breakthroughs and discuss how to discover, detect, monitor, understand, prevent, and respond to outbreaks of emerging pathogens.
On average, in one corner of the world or another, a new infectious disease has emerged every year for the past 30 years: Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), Nipah virus, Hendra, and many more.
The printable cards help healthcare staff recognize symptoms of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) incidents and emerging diseases.
The UK biological security strategy draws together for the first time the work taking place across government to protect the UK and its interests from significant biological risks, no matter how these occur and no matter who or what they affect.
The increasing use of malaria diagnostic tests reveals a growing proportion of patients with fever but no malaria.
Scientists believe that there are 1.67 million yet-to-be discovered viral species existing in animals and birds.
Scientists have launched a new project which aims to spot the next pandemic virus. The initiative is known as the Global Virome Project (GVP), and it aims to pinpoint the causes of fatal new diseases before they infect humans.
On average, in one corner of the world or another, a new infectious disease has emerged every year for the past 30 years.