The devastating Covid-19 pandemic, which claimed millions of lives, is coming to an end when the World Health Organisation (WHO) issues a warning about an even deadlier virus known as “Disease X.” The director-general of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, issued a warning about this outbreak at a recent World Health Assembly meeting in Geneva.
During this conversation, Tedros issued a stern warning: “Another epidemic can come at any time, which can spread a terrible disease and also kill a great number of people.” We must be ready collectively to handle it.
DISEASE X: What is It?
Disease X is a name, not an actual disease. It could be the worst disease. When referring to a disease that arises from a human infection but has not yet been named by medical research, the WHO uses the placeholder phrase “Disease X.” The illness known as “Disease X,” which has the potential to become a catastrophic epidemic in the future, is unknown to scientists.
WHO first used the term “Disease X” in 2018. Later, Covid-19 succeeded ‘Disease X’. The new name of the illness will be used in place of the current name of the disease, “Disease X,” when an epidemic is next discovered.
The head of the WHO has already predicted that Disease X will become a fatal illness in the near future. People must therefore start being vigilant going forward in light of their health.
The next Disease X, according to experts, will be zoonotic. These zoonotic outbreaks included Ebola, HIV/AIDS, and Covid-19. However, at this time, it is impossible to make a precise prediction about Disease X.