Disease X Reflects Potential For Unexpected Pandemic Threats, Blog Post Says
American Council on Science and Health: Disease X: Which Plague Is Coming Next?
Lone Simonsen, professor, and Maarten Van Vijhe, post-doctoral researcher, both at Roskilde University, discuss the addition of Disease X to WHO’s list of priority diseases of concern for public health, writing, “While we don’t know what Disease X might be, it reflects the fact that a future pandemic threat may be unexpected. … Given the unknowns and the recent experience with unexpected novel pandemic threats … it is fitting that an unknown has been added to the list” (7/17).
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